cd4 count of 519
Nov 19, 2012
Hi Dr. Diagnosed three years ago with a cd4 count of 45. I was never ill at any point. I'm taking Atripla. I have a cd4 count of 519 now and "undetected" for some time now. Age 52. How does my future hold? Regards, Nigel.
Response from Dr. Young
Based on what you've described, your future is bright. While your initial CD4 count of 45 was scary low, you've made a very quick recovery. Assuming that the rest of your health is good, your life expectancy is now essentially (to the best that one can do this type of forecasting) normal.
The job now is to critically look at all of your other health threats, like hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and mental health. Perhaps above all else, if you smoke tobacco, reduce and quit. I'd advise working with your doctor to evaluate all of those preventive medical issues.
Be well, BY
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