CD 4 count
Dec 30, 2009
Hi Dr. 2009 September i started treatment on atripla. CD 4 count was 120. viral load was relatively low. now ( november 2009) CD 4 count is 280 and viral load has been undetectable since decemeber 2009. i wanted to find out if i need something else as my CD 4 count seems to be rising very slowly. i am healthy. i have never been sick. i am full of energy and regularly go to the gym. can i add isentress to boost CD 4 count or should i give it more years.
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for your post.
It sounds to me that you're also doing very well from a symptom standpoint.
So, if I were your healthcare provider, I'd be in no hurry to change course. Indeed, while raltegravir-based treatments have been shown to have a slightly increased CD4 cell response, that difference is less than 50 cells after 12 months of treatment and has not (yet) been shown to have any clinical relevance.
Hope this helps. Be well, BY
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