|T cell count
Nov 3, 2002
Dear Dr., you recently stated that T cell count in most people will fall, did you mean even in people with medication. I mean if that is the trend after only 6 years of therapy the reality is that these new drugs most likely will not allow aids victims to live 10-20 years. Am I correct in this or is there something I am missing?
Response from Dr. Young
I didn't answer the original question, but for sake of clarification, T cell (CD4 cells) counts will usually decline- this refers to persons not on antiretroviral therapies.
For persons on effective treatment, CD4 cell count should rise-- eventually (hopefully) reaching normal levels. Assuming that therapies are well taken with high levels of adherence, this should last for a very long time-- how long depends a lot on the adherence, and side effect and toxicity profile of the medications.
Hope this helps- BY
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