Jun 23, 2006
We send people into outerspace.. .do you think we will ever have a home kit that will measure your cd4 and viral loads?
How long does it take on meds to see results and how much movement should there be in the first 30 days?
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
I'm not a rocket scientist (but my grandfather was). Yes, we can send people to outer space and we have drugs that can prevent AIDS death, yet thousands will die today because of lack of access.
As for the timing of changes after starting meds; I expect to see at least a 90% reduction in viral load after 4 weeks of treatment; CD4 counts rise less quickly (or dramatically), but a 100 cell rise after 1 year is a reasonable minimum expectation.
I hope this helps, BY
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