|CD4 of 154
Jul 9, 2006
I recently tested HIV positive and started visiting a clinic in my hometown-my labs were drawn and i had a CD4 of 154 and a viral load of 32000-now im waiting a week til my next appt with the pharmD-and they drew a genogram-is the waiting time cause for concern OI wise?
| Response from Dr. Henry
If you are not having much in the way of symptoms presently then usually waiting several weeks while deciding on a course of action is acceptable (waiting for further blood results is a common cause for a delay). Taking multiple vitamins and prophylaxis for PCP are often started soon after finding out that the CD4 count is < 200 but those steps are rarely an urgent matter. The waiting period can be a good time to read up on HIV/AIDS so that you can ask your HIV specialist good questions of importance to you. KH
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