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Normal T cell count
Jan 15, 2007

I am 52 and started a reginmen of sustiva and truvada approx.15 months ago. I have been HIV for at least ten years.

I started my medicine becasue my T cell count fell below 250.

My T cell count today is 595 and my viral load is non detectable. Good news.

What are normal T cells count for a person over 50 who is HIV negative?

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

Great to hear that you're having treatment success with tenfovir/FTC (Truvada) and efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin).

While there's a slow decline in CD4 counts as we all age, you CD4 count at 595 is entirely normal, even for a 18 year old. More good news, no?

Best of health to you. BY



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