Jan 7, 2006
Friday January 06, 2006 5:30 PM
I'm at at a loss here. My partner, who has been pos for nearly 20 years now, has contracted CM (according to our ID doctor). What we don't understand is that based on "the literature" regarding this OI is that you are at risk with CD4 less than 50-100. Before he came down with this his CD4 count was over 700. His latest labs indicate a CD4 count of 500, granted a decrease from the 700 level but nowhere near the levels of <50 which the literature says you are most at risk.
Does anyone have any insight/experience?
He's been put on HIGH doses of Dolucan as a therapy and if his fevers don't tame themselves in the next day or so, our doctor instructed me to "get him to the hospital".
| Response from Dr. Henry
I have seen several patients with cryptococcal meningitis with CD4 cells > 300-350 forinexplicable reasons. There are also scattered reports in the literature. For patients who have had a splenectomy the CD4 count is often artifically/misleadingly high so that issues does concern a small number of patients. KH
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Groin Pain After Condom Leak Worried I Have HIV
- Itchy Rash After Licking Anus Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Jock Itch After Receiving Oral Sex Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Vaginal Discharge After Anal Sex Condom Broke Worried I Have HIV
- Alphabetical List Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Can You Get Genital Warts On Your Mouth?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.