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Update on Treatment!

Jun 9, 2007

Dear Dr. Young, I started meds (Sustiva+Truvada) in August/2006 with a CD4 count of 25%=503 and a V.L.: of 80.200 copies per ml. In January/2007 I was undetectable and my CD4s had climbed to 32%=802. Last week I went to my HIV Dr. at a public hospital of the National Health System (the only hospitals in my country, Spain, that treat HIV) and I am still undetectable, feeling great and extremely healthy. My Dr. Thinks unnecesary (and I agree) to have CD4 counts done in every check up so I have viral loads every 3 months and viral loads + CD4 every six months. I couldnt be happier and I see life with great optimism. Thank you!

Response from Dr. Young

Hola Amigo,

It's great to hear about your labs and results on treatment. Your laboratory monitoring plans make sense to me- should forgo a largely unneeded CD4 count test, especially since it's the undetectable viral load that will predict just about everything else.

Buena salud, BY

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