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Diabetes and HIV
Jan 28, 2005

Do you have any statistics as to how long an HIV+ person with Tcells of 200, VL<50, and diabetes can expect to live? My diabetes is in check, and I take my meds (Sustiva, Norvir and reyataz) faithfully, however, my Tcells have steadily declined from ~450 to 200 over the past 2 years. Thanks.

Response from Dr. Pierone

It is distinctly unusual for CD4 count to decline in the face of controlled viral replication. But with a CD4 count of 200 the chance of HIV-related complications is extremely low. The regimen that you are on is a bit unusual, but it is being studied and results of these trials should be available in the not too distant future.



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