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HOW LONG WILL MY T CELLS CONTINUE TO RISE

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Rising T-cells, why start treatment?

Doctor,My T-cell count keeps rising from 403 to 420 to 450 and my viral load jumps around A LOT. From 150K to 56K to 160K. I have not had any major infections. Despite my rising T-cell count, my doctor keeps telling me that I should be on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,There is ongoing discussion as to when the best time is to begin HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy) for HIVers. The guidelines continue to evolve, as newer, less toxic and more effective anti-HIV medications are developed. Ideally, for... Read more »

Could long term bactrim use hinder a rise in CD4 count?

Hi Dr. Bob,I think I read recently that the long term use of Bactrim can actually hinder a rise in... Read more »

Rise in T-Cells

When I was first diagnosed in April of 2006 my T-Cell count was under 50. Since my diagnosis I... Read more »
Articles
TheBody.com

Life Expectancy Continues to Rise for HIVers on Treatment, Huge Study Finds

The life expectancy of people who have been newly diagnosed with HIV appears to be growing every year, at least for people fortunate enough to live in resource-rich countries with access to HIV treatment. We're still not at the point where the life... Read more »
UNAIDS

HIV Infection Rates Decreasing in Several Countries but Global Number of People Living With HIV Continues to Rise

Geneva -- There is new evidence that adult HIV infection rates have decreased in certain countries and that changes in behaviour to prevent infection -- such as increased use of condoms, delay of first sexual experience and fewer sexual partners --... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

No Excess Death Among HIV-Infected People -- as Long as CD4+ Cell Counts Are Kept Close to Normal

David Wohl, M.D. Life expectancy for people living with HIV has been steadily rising -- approaching, but not quite achieving, that of the uninfected population in most studies. But such data have been limited in that they have tended to look... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People on Long-Term Antiretroviral Treatment Continue to Have Low HIV Viral Loads, Study Finds

HIV-positive people who take antiretroviral drugs for several years continue to have low HIV viral loads, according to a study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , BBC News reports. For the study,... Read more »
Connect With Others

Continuing symptoms with negative test. How long ?

Posted by Bang2014, 1 Reply
Had many negative combo test till the end 5th month post exposure but I continue to feel sick with fatigue, rash and muscle pain which I am worried about is muscle wasting as cpk is slightly elevated and little bit of swollen lymph under the jaw. I... Read more »

On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
Well, just some words of encouragement for anyone who is particularly new to this whole thing. After diagnosis in Dec 2002 when I was in very bad shape by the time we found out it was HIV (CD4 = 50, VL >650,000, thrush, wasting, all that bad... Read more »

New Diagnosis Started Atripla- What is the expected rise in CD4 count?

Posted by live_life80, 4 Replies
Hey everyone,

I am new to the boards and being HIV positive. I will tell you a little bit about myself. I am a 25 year old gay male and was infected about 9 months ago and diagnosed 3 months ago. I feel lucky that I caught it so soon, but it has been... Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population infected with HIV is heterosexual. The United Nations predicts AIDS will cut population by 300 million; 300... Read more »