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22 years
Feb 23, 2012

I have been HIV+ for 22 years and have never been on medication. My most recent VL is 22990 and my most recent cd4 is 949. With these numbers am i still consider a long term non progressior???

Response from Dr. Young

Hi and thanks for posting.

22 years and a CD4 of almost 1000! Yes, I'd call you a long-term non-progressor. Your case is somewhat unusual since most LTNP are thought to have very low HIV viral loads (less than a few hundred, if detectable at all).

This doesn't fully mean that you health risks are none, but I'd consider myself in the lucky category.

Here's to another 22 years. BY

I'm afraid my (2nd) worst nightmare is coming true.
Any options?

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