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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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