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t cell count 34

i have an cousin who gotvery ill he has been HIV positive for yearsfound out he has full blown AIDS with a t cell count of 34 just started meds how long will he live
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hi and thanks for your post.Your cousin has quite advanced AIDS- CD4 counts below 200 qualify, he is well below this level.While his health isn't a guarantee, current treatments, when carefully selected and optimally taken can restore health and... Read more »

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