Re: Worried..T-Cells count going down fast!
02/28/06 02:19 AM
ScottCharles has got a good point.. The % between cd4 and cd8 is one of the defining factors in trends for doctors to make a decision on Meds. Its the trend between visits overtime that the doctor is looking at. He could care less if a cd4 is set at 480 then it jumps or falls the next visit. Same way with VL. Its all over the board with both of these. But your % is what is gong to tell you that you are going to be needing to think about meds sooner or later.
As far as getting ready... DONT MAKE A BIG DEAL about it. The worry prior to meds is the worst. Dont let that happen to you. Just educate yourself. But dont fear whats going to eventually just be another couple pills with your normal multi viti's... I speak as a USA citizen and have access to quality health care..
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