Sep 9, 2005
Can people that were diagnosed with PML recover and stay recovered. 4 years ago I was diagnosed with PML had cd4 of just six very scary times, bounced back to near normal again very fit and healthy again, remain undetectable, cd4 380's percentage 24%. How are your patients diagnosed with PML doing these days ? I don't even think about PML anymore, just get on with my life, but there is sometimes that thought at the back of my mind that the PML will come back....what are the chances if I stay on succesfull treatment, my Dr says my virus is not a resistant one and that I can stay on the same meds for years. Thanks for your advice.
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
That said, patients like you are the ones that I strongly recommend against taking a prolonged treatment holiday-- if your CD4s were to decline significantly, I'd be concerned about a return of the PML.
With a drug-sensitive HIV and good adherence to a potent combination therapy, you should do well for years (if not decades).
Good luck, thanks for posting. BY
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