will i stay healthy
Jul 24, 2006
i just wanted to ask how long will my immune system keep getting higher when i was first diagnosed it was at 700 which was in oct of 2005 it s now at 1124 and everytime i go it is better i am on a regimen of sustiva and combivir my viral load has been undectectable for awhile will it stay like this or will it start going down
Response from Dr. Henry
Persons who have fully suppressed HIV replication (undetectable levels ) without any resistance and who are taking an effective HIV regimen such as yours appear to have a very good long term prognosis HIV-wise. The failure rate for patients who continue to maintain high level adherence appears very low (? < 5%) so the long term prediction (10 years plus) to maintain viral control and good CD4 counts is favorable. Some studies have indicated that the CD4 count increases often plateau (level -off ) after 5 years but remain stable though there is a wide variation on that from patient to patient. KH
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Blood In Semen After Vaginal Sex Condom Broke Worried I Have HIV
- Ear Infection After Sex With Stripper Worried I Have HIV
- Herpes After Precum Touching Vagina Worried I Have HIV
- Itchy Scrotum After Getting Scratched Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Itchy Scrotum After Sex With Stripper Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Can Condoms Cause Allergies?
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.