Confusion over results
Nov 10, 2012
I was diagnosed as HIV positive in October. The first two sets of blood work showed CD4 614 then 895. Still awaiting Viral Load, This is itself sounds good except treatment for Thrush not effective, constant weight loss (1kg/week over the last 16 weeks), shortness of breath, impaired vision. Also I have had two recurrent shingles attacks in the last 12 months. Any advice?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Although your CD4 count is in the normal range, given the occurrence of thrush and shingles, this indicates some impairment of your immune system. Regardless of the viral load result, I would suggest starting HIV treatment as the best course of action to regain your immune system function.
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