Feb 12, 2007
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since Nov 2005
my viral load in Aug 2006 was <20 and cd4 was 318
now in Jan 2007 the viral load is <20 and the cd4 is 288
My doc says.....that my meds are working fine as the viral load is undetectable....but is concerned about cd4 count.....he ask me if I do alcohol .........i said none at all .....smoke??? I said 4/5 cigarettes a day ........he asked me to stop smoking immediately......
he has recommended a dietary supplement medicine called triple guard echinasia ....nutrilite ......from nutrilite usa ....www.nutrilite.com
Which he thinks will boost my cd4 count
Please advise ....why my cd4 count is not increasing significantly
Thanks and best regards
Response from Dr. Daar
In general I would agree that as long as your viral load is undetectable the CD4 cell count is probably less of a concern. Moreover, there really is no difference between 318 and 288 cells/uL. While I am not sure whether any of the suggested dietary supplements will increase your CD4 cells, I would strongly endorse the recommendation to stop smoking.
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