please explain all you can
Mar 27, 2005
latest lab results and what they mean.HIV1RNA ultraquant copies 71600 ultraquant log 4.9 white cell count 1.33H immune panel lymphocytes 38.3 % cd4 591/cd8 1580 calculated % cd4 14.5 wbc 8.5 rbc 4.41 absolute lymphs 4054 immunec panel lymphocytes 5094h Just started on Sustiva and Truvada
Response from Dr. Pierone
The essential information is that the CD4 count is 591 (rather good) and the viral load (HIV RNA) is on the high side at 71,600. The current DHHS guidelines for starting antiretroviral therapy would suggest waiting at this point, but many patients and doctors choose to commence therapy earlier. You mentioned that these are your latest results; they should be interpreted in the context of prior tests to gain a sense of the overall trend. Hope that this helps.
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