|HIV Without Medication
Jun 18, 2005
I was diagonosed with HIV 3 months ago whereas my viral load was 34,391 and my cd4 was 380. 3 months later my viral load has decreased to 17,522 and cd4 has increased to 429. I have not started treatment. Is it possible that my results will keep getting better without medication? Is it possible to even become undectectable without medication?
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your questions.
I'd like to think that you can continue to be healthy and symptom free for quite a while. Your lab results are encouraging, but well within the normal variability of the CD4 counts and viral loads.
As for reaching undetectable HIV viral loads in the absence of medications, I don't think that this will occur.
All said, though, continue to receive medical monitoring of your health. Partnering with a healthcare provider that you trust and can communicate with will be an important element in maintaining your health.
Thanks for reading, good health to you. BY
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