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can i call this early trreatment
Jul 19, 2013

hello dr. i diagnosed hiv+ in december 2012 , in julay 2o12 was negative. basline tests was vl:4500;cd4:492;cd4%:28.9;cd4/cd8 ratio:0.63;after thaat i start meds(viraday) in january 2013 after 6 weeks on meds my vl: not detacted <50 copies.today after 6 months on med cd4: went to 672;cd4%: went to 37.8; cd4/cd8 ratio went to 0.95; vl: not detected<50 copies ;WBC went from 5200 to 6800 ; colesterol,tryglecirid,glucouse below normal limites .i am from lebanon my age 48

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting from Lebanon.

Yes, I'd call this relatively early initiation of ART. With a negative test in July 2012 and positive in December, you know that you could not have been infected for more than 6 months.

Also, from quick inspection of your lab results, you have had a rapid reduction of viral load to undetectable levels and nice initial increase in your CD4s.

Be well, BY



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