Aug 14, 2007
I am taking truvada and reyataz 200. Viral load undetecteable but my CD4 do not want to increase and are very low. I had a Hodgkin cancer cured in december. Any clue or information which may help as not any doctors understand. thks for any help you may have.
Response from Dr. Wohl
I suspect your therapy for your cancer may still be having an effect on your body's ability to make new cells. This can last a while. In addition, for those with profoundly low CD4 cells prior to therapy (especially if low for a long time) it can be difficult for the immune system to make cells at a fast rate.
My experience has been that as long as the viral load stays undetectable, people with low CD4 cells might see a very slow increase in their counts over time. Also, most of my patients with low CD4 but undetectable viral load levels feel well and are doing well.
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