| WHAT IS GOING ON IN MY BODY
Sep 26, 2006
i have been HIV+ FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS MY LAST COUNT WAS AS FOLLOWED VLWAS-50 AND MY CD4 WAS 900. I AM PRESENTLY OFF ON MEDS. SHOULD I BE WORRED AND WHAT IS THE LIFE SPAN FOR ME I AM NOE 24.
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
If your CD4 count is 900, you'll have little risk of having a HIV complication. With a viral load of 50 (off medications), it's pretty likely that you'll not have rapid CD4 cell decline; it's quite possible that you'll be able to stay off medications for many years.
At age 24 and these lab results, I'd consider myself lucky- and plan for a normal, or near-normal life expectancy.
Best of luck. BY
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