|atripla low t-cell count with undetec viral load
Apr 2, 2010
I have been on atripla for about a yr now & my T-cell count does not get above 540 but do have undetect viral load On prev meds combivir and viramune my Tcell's where always close to 750 also with undetect viral . Does this sound normal for someone that has been switched to atripla and been on it for over a yr ? I actually would like my tcell's to be higher than the current results
| Response from Dr. Henry
CD4 recovery on Atripla in studies generally compares well to CD4 recovery with other regimens. There may be individual variation but I cannot with any confidence recommend a switch to another regimen and count on better CD4 recovery. Once the CD4 count is > 500 (clinically that is a reassuring CD4 count) there are often large fluctuations in the count so being patient and observing trend in CD4% and count is often reasonable in situations like yours. KH
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