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cd4 working at 14% with a count of 685
Jul 29, 2009

Should I start medication and also a high viral load.

Response from Dr. McGowan

Thanks for the question.

There is a bit of a disconnect between your total CD4 count, which is high, and your CD4 perecnt which is on the lower end. Having a CD% below 15 may be an indication of immune imbalance. I would use this as a reason to consider treatment sooner rather than later, especially if it is dropping and since you have a high viral load. Even if you delay, it will not be for long, so better to start turning things around sooner if you are ready.



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