Change in cd4 counts
Nov 17, 2007
About a year ago, my CD4 counts were about 1,000 and undectable.
6 months ago they dropped to 799 and undectable
i redid my labs last week and now they say they have dropped to 719 and undetectable
Change in me are
i am six four 200 pounds, i was 220 and have worked hard to get my weight back to 200. I exercise and lift weights daily. Eat a diet of 85% raw food and 15% cooked. I am almost all vegetarian except some fish.
I take the recommended vitamins from houston buyers but only 4 a day. I get barley green supplements, carrot juice and a wealth of antioxidants. I do't eat sugar or anything that comes out of a box.
I am curious as to the dropping in the cd4 counts yet undetectable.
I am a teacher with a very stressful group of disabled students and tons of paper work which lately has bogged me down. I do not expeirnece depression and am a very upbeat person.
I am not running scared as i know there are many variabilities in cd4 counts. I will be visitn with my doctor in 2 weeks.
What do you suggest and what concerns do you tink might be happening. I have ben poz for about 4-5 years with hiv 1
Any input would be appreciated. I am not a worrier rather i prefer to just know the truth if there is any with my questions
Response from Dr. Young
Thank you for your post.
I'd look at the CD4 percentages (or CD4/CD8 ratio). If these are stable (or even increasing), I'd not worry at all.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.