|CD4 34 responding to medicine how long survival
Dec 1, 2003
cd 4 count was found 34 when i was hospitalized 2 months back due to severe ill health.responded to medicins and was discharged after 15 days treatmebt. doctor is giving medicines for liver problem. how long do i survive.what should i do now. my wife cd count is 375 and she is not diagnised of any disease; what should we do now. kindly suggest.
| Response from Dr. Wohl
It is unclear from your email whether you are receiving medications to fight HIV itself. Also, what your liver problem is exactly is not clear.
A CD4 cell count of 34 is very low (the normal level is around 800-1000). Without HIV therapy your chances of staying illness-free, I am sorry to say, is very low. If HIV treatment is available where you are, you should pursue it along with physicians experienced in the management of HIV infection. DW
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