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how do you calculate the amount of time you had the hiv virus

Nov 1, 1999

If you vl is 2600 and you cd4 is 134 how many years have you had this disease and what affect will it have on your body with no medication over the years.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

That CD4 count would indicate around 8-10 years of infection. Without treatment, natural history studies would indicate that people lose around 50-70 cells/year. With a CD4 count of 134, one has a much greater risk of opportunistic infections. Treatment can reverse this trend and improve the immune function. MH

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cd4 191 viral load 500,000

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