Sep 11, 2004
Hello, thanks for your committment to helping people like me understand our disease. I have been positive for 14 years. Been on meds. with great results. MD took me off meds. x 2 years ago. Labs on 9/3/04 VL 96,000, CD4 335, %25. Prior labs on 6/29/04 were VL 56,000, CD4 434 % 26 Feeling fine. MD said I could go on meds. or recheck labs in 2 months. Should I restart meds now or wait?
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
Given that you're feeling well (asymptomatic) and your CD4% has really not changed much, I'd vote for waiting another couple of months and recheck your labs.
Your CD4 total count is around the level where I begin to discuss restarting medications and your viral load is on the high side, so should you desire to start now, this wouldn't be irrational-- it's merely an issue of just how soon you want to be on meds.
Hope this helps, BY
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