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HIV Non-Progressor
      #167716 - 12/23/05 04:38 PM

My spouse who is also hiv+ is a Definate research candidate, and willing to help any Doctors who are interested.

She was diagnosed + in 2000. Only once in 5 years and quite some time ago at that, has her viral load been detectable, 100 copies.
CD4 counts have ranged from as low as 1200 to this week measuring 1745 and undetectable VL. Her id doctor told her it is very very very rare that someone can maintain these counts for this extended time. Now wants to re-test her.

We live in South-western Ontario. If any medical research professionals wish to verify my statements and their focus is on long term non-progressors, contact a Dr. Ralph at the London ON SIS clinic.

Feel free to copy this posting to reputable websites, or pass along to appropriate researchers. I will check this thread at The Body for those interested. Thank-you.

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Re: HIV Non-Progressor new
      #167951 - 12/27/05 08:08 PM

Hi there:

There are actually a small percentage of people like that. But 5 years does not make a nonprogressor. 10 plus will tell. You should find out if there are any studies being conducted in Toronto or Montreal.

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Re: HIV Non-Progressor new
      #168088 - 12/29/05 05:23 AM

We're still waiting results on the re-test. Her hopes are not up of course.
What is odd is the length of time as undetectable with the very high CD4 count. Better than a stable VL even

Guess this seems stranger to me as I've been on meds that whole time :(

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