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stopping medications
Jan 10, 2012

How long does it typically take for your T-cell count and viral load to change when stopping treatment? Currently taking Kaletra and Epzicom.

Response from Dr. Henry

When stopping HIV medications in setting of full viral suppression the viral load will usually become detectable with 1-3 weeks. Off treatment the CD4 count usually starts to drop towards the nadir CD4 count and the HIV level often will head towards the pre treatment level--the rate in change varies from person to person. KH



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