|re: Cancer risk: what's worst, high cd4 but not on meds or low cd4 but suppressed?
Mar 18, 2012
Thanks for your comprehensive answer Joe. For someone in my situation (cd4 around 250 - 330, 28%) undetectable 3.5 years, positive for 4) I read that the risk of developing NHL is very low. In fact, the probability is highest within 18 months of starting meds. Is this right? The research seemed quite good. What's your experience? I look after myself very well although probably drink (a little)too much! Kind Regards again. Michael.
| Response from Dr. McGowan
Many conditions are diagnosed shortly after starting antiretroviral therapy. This can be an "unmasking" of a condition that may have been brewing but had few symptoms because of the poor immune response. When the immune system starts to improve on therapy these condtions become symptomatic because of the inflammation that they induce.
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