Re: DON'T WANT TO START MEDS (Oct, 19)
Nov 9, 2000
I'M NOT SURE WHAT YOU MEAN BY MY SET POINT RE: MY VIR. LOAD OF 104 AND 800+ cd 4 (my numbers last PCR) PLEASE EXPLAIN THIS TO ME. THANKS
Response from Dr. Henry
I would like to know the values for all of the viral loads you have (high/low and most recent) as well as for the CD4 count (high/low and most recent). The set point refers to the level of viral load achieved after > 6-12 months of infection which often represents a balance between the efforts of the virus to grow rapidly and the immune system to control the virus. The lower the steady state viral level (or the set point) then the better the chances are to do well over a long period of time without therapy. KH
Keith Henry, M.D.
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