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viread
Dec 16, 2006

hello, I would ask you about viread. My doctor says that viread reduced my cd4 count ( from 920 to 600 ). Is this correct ? thanks

Response from Dr. Wohl

No. Viread in combination with other HIV medications has been found to INCREASE CD4 cell counts. An exception can be when Viread is taken with ddI (Videx). In this case the combination of Viread and ddI has been shown to lead to a muted CD4 cell count increase or an increase followed by a decrease. This may be because the levels of ddI in the cell increase with Viread leading to some toxicity.

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