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Help Please!!! Not sure what to do!!!
Oct 14, 2012

Just got my lab results: Absolute CD4: 218 cells/cu.mm %CD4: 17%

I am not sure whether I am really in a bad shape now. I am having severe financial constraints to fork out for my meds which costs almost the price of a car installments in my country. I told the doctor that I will wait for 3 months before I go for my meds. Should I be going for my medication now????

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Yes, you should be on HIV meds now. That is a low CD4 count and percent, and you are approaching an AIDS diagnosis (CD4 count < 200, or < 14%), where you would be at significant risk for developing other kinds of infections.



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