|Raising your t-cell count?
Nov 2, 2005
I have a 13 year old nephew with a t-cell count of 10 currently being treated for PCP. Will he be able to get his t-cell count back up over 200 and better yet to a safer zone? How long would it take?
| Response from Dr. Pierone
It is hard to say how long it will take for immune reconstitution to occur from a CD4 count of 10 since the rate of immune recovery is so variable. In general though, the average might be about 2 years to get above 200 CD4 cells when HAART is initially commenced in a treatment-nave person. This is contingent upon excellent adherence to therapy and the treatment of adolescent AIDS is fraught with many challenges. Hence, family support and involvement in the treatment plan is essential for the best outcome. My best wishes to your nephew.
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