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Building up T-Cell count

Aug 21, 2005

Dear Doctor, last December I was in the hopital for PCP. My T-Cells are now 420, and I am undetected. But now I am very weak, my chest and back aches. My doctor gave me Mepron to take. Am I feeling this way because of the PCP and low T-Cells?

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

First off, it sounds like you've had a very nice immune and viral response to your HIV treatments.

If you're having new symptoms, 8-9 months after having PCP, I'd doubt if this is recurrent PCP (given your CD4 count). Feeling weak with chest pains are concerning symptoms nevertheless and deserve an evaluation from your doctor. Significant (medically speaking) or not, there's certainly room for improvement in your quality of life.

Good luck, good health. BY

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