Nov 4, 2010
HIV FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS. CD 4 @ 584 CD 8 @ 1411. RNA BY PCR @ 2170 COPIES. NO MEDS EVER TAKEN SINCE EXPOSURE. JUST STARTED SEEING A DOCTOR,AGAIN THAT'S IN THE KNOW. HAD A COMPLETE PHYSICAL TODAY, AFTER LABS WERE TAKEN. ALL OTHER LABS WITHIN NORMAL RANGES. NO RECOMMENDATIONS ON MEDS AT THIS TIME. GREAT PHYSICAL! OTHER TESTS TO FOLLOW; CARDIO (STRESS TEST) GASTRO(COLONOSCOPY), JUST OVER 51 YRS YOUNG. HAD PNEUMOVAC VACINE, TODAY, UPON RECOMMENDATION BECAUSE OF STATUS. DR VISIT AGAIN IN 2 MONTHS. QUESTION: CAN THIS PNEUMO-VAC SHOT REALLY BE OF HELP IN POS STATUS PEOPLE. SEEMS TO BE A WORTH WHILE THING TO HAVE HAD DONE. GOING SLOWLY WITH THIS NEW ROAD I'M TRAVELING.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Yes, Pneumovax (pneumococcal vaccine) is recommended every five years for all HIVers with T-cell counts over 200.
I encourage you to stay on the road you are traveling!
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