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low cd4
Aug 2, 2002

I am about to start treatment and have a cd4 of 150, does this mean my life expectancy is shorter? If I stick to my meds and take them faithfully can I still live a long time?

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for the question. 150 isn't all bad, indeed there are those who have suggested waiting until CD4 counts are 200 before starting (I'm not one).

Yes, if you can find a drug regimen that is potent and well tolerated (for you), and you can find ways to be as adherent as possible, I don't see any reason why you shouldn't have an excellent, long-term prognosis.

Good luck. -BY



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