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Just diagnosed
Oct 24, 2007

I was recently diagnosed with HIV, and i'm trying to familiarize myself with abbreviations and terms used in these boards. For example CD4, CD4%, NMRI, VL 447, etc... and if any one can please provide me with the basic terminology that in preparation for my upcoming first fist with my DR. and so I can better comprehend these boards. Thank you.

Response from Dr. Wohl website has all the info you need. Start at There you will find the basics and links for more. You also need to use your clinic as a source of education. Ask your health care provider to sit for a few minutes to explain the fundementals to you.

You can also find some helpful info at


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