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Aloe vera in Nigeria
Dec 22, 2005

i am a young widow and lives in nigeria. i find find out about my status two yrs ago. i am yet to start any med. two months ago when i did my cd4, it 550. how soon do you think i should start taking my drug, again i am always having headach. can this be the reason. presently, i do take Aloe vera drink every morning to clear my system. am i on a safe track.

Response from Dr. Pierone

With a CD4 count of 550 this indicates that you are in a safe range of immune function. When you say taking your drug again does this refer to a combination pill against HIV? Headache has many causes and with a CD4 count of 550 it is very unlikely that the headache is HIV related. If you had headache when you were on the pill it could have been a side effect of the medication. It does sound like you are on a safe track based on this one CD4 count, but it would be helpful to have more details.

Thanks for posting and best of luck to you!

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