|Allergies and CD4 counts
Nov 16, 2005
i have developed allergies, sneezing, itchy eyes,itchy throat....do you think having this condition can prevent my CD 4 count from rising. i read where elevated serum IgE levels is evident in HIV individuals. which is evidence of allergies. Could the medicines be causing this (Kaletra, Epzicom & dapsone) or is this something i have to live with. i do take claritan now and then when its unbearable. this is only happening thepast year and i never had allergy problems before. I am afraid that this will have a negative affect on my immune system overall and prevent any increase in CD 4, as it is quite slow, i am at 180 (9%) after 2 years on medication. thanks for your dedication to helping all of us out here :)
Response from Dr. Henry
I have many patients with allergies and I haven't noticed that they have any less of a CD4 increase on therapy than patients without allergy symptoms. In seems to me that as a part of the immune dysregulation seen in HIV infection in some patients there allergies are heightened. KH
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