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viral load decreases while t-cell remains the same..taking noe meds

Dec 3, 2001

What is the significance of your Viral load at 3550/tcells at 355 and 29count? HIV positive for 8 months on no meds yet.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

The current recommendations for starting treatment are when the CD4 is < 350 and the viral load is > 30-55,000/ml. Given your numbers, you are at a point where many experts might recommend starting treatment. Of course, 2 points, and better yet several points make a line, to determine what your trend is going to be and whether treatment should be started. MH

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