Nov 18, 2002
Dear Dr. Wohl,
My friend had posted a letter to you last week regarding my results, unfortunately we have not recived your valuable comments yet. I request you to kindly reply to this.
My tests results are as follows before and after starting herbal medication:
BEFORE taking meds:
CD4 count 555 CD4 18.6 VL 45,000
35 DAYS AFTER MEDICATION BEGAN
CD4 count 942 CD4 21.6 VL 14,790
Can I safely say that this medication is working. I have not taken any other forms of medications. I take one teaspoon with honey of this medication twice a day. I have not had any sideeffects. MY appitite has increased, my bowels movements are regular and good, I get proper sleep and in general I feel terrific.
I got the HIV virus through neddle sharing. I have stopped taking drugs now since begining treatment.
I most anxiously await your response.
| Response from Dr. Wohl
I believe I did answer your friend on Nov 5th to say I was impressed and hoped to learn what it was you were taking. The numbers you present are encouraging, especially the CD4 cell count rise.
Nay-sayers willp oint out that the viral load is not really all that changed as there is quite a bit of variablity (by about a factor of 3) in the viral load assay. This means the same sample of blood can be tested again on the same day and give a number that may be anywhere between a third or 3X the number originally obtained.
But let's forget nay-sayers, I say, and their negative energy and congratulate you on your pretty lab numbers. Also on being clean since your diagnosis (which counts for a lot). If I was you or your doc, I would follow the trends.
Please do share with us what your are taking besides the honey. DW
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Seroconverting After Picking Your Nose
- Blowjob From A Prostitute And HIV Transmission Risk
- Burning Penis After Blood Splash Worried I Have HIV
- Burning Red Spots After Licking Anus Worried I Have HIV
- Coated Tongue After Drinking Water Worried I Have HIV
- Erectile Dysfunction After Receptive Anal Sex Without Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.