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T-Cells 792 VL 55,200

Hello There,In Nov 2003 I tested postive at an HIV Clinic. The results were given by a code number system. The next week I went to an HIV Doc and my Blood work came back as TCells 792 VL 55,200. From all the research I have done I don't seem to...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Conventional thinking would have you not start therapy yet if you have no major symptoms associated with HIV infection. Your CD4 cell count is high and your viral load not at a level to motivate much enthusiasm for embarking on treatment. The... Read more »

The Grey Zone 200-350 T-cells

Hi,I was diagnosed HIV positive a year ago. My T-cell count has ranged from 285 to 400. Right now, it is about 316 or 25. My viral load has ranged anywhere from 40,000 to 300,000. Right now it is about 185,000. Both t-cell and viral load counts...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
You are exactly right when you say your CD4 cell count is in the 'gray zone'. The dominant paradigm in the US right now is to start therapy at a CD4 cell count below 350 if a patient seems ready, willing and able to take HIV... Read more »

Now that my T cells have fallen to 200 & a high Viril load

Dr.Bob, First off thank you for your information letters. I have found them to be very encouraging as well as up lifting.My question:I am a 55 year old man with HIV. I have recently returned to my clinic and doctor after a 4 year abacents due to a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello James,T-cell counts and viral load numbers in and of themselves do not automatically qualify someone as disabled. However, considering your current situation HIV/AIDS, drug dependency, possible neuropathy, etc. it is possible you might... Read more »

CD4 T cell count ???? 200 and below ,No symptoms???

Hi Dr Bob, If an individual had a CD4 T cell count below 200 would they realise?? Would their be symptoms?? Can you be symptom free with that low a CD4 T cell count?Many Thanks,DREW (Sydney ,AUS)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
G'day, Drew.Yes, it is possible to have a CD4 count below 200 and be completely asymptomatic. Low CD4 counts in and of themselves don't cause symptoms. Rather, the low counts just make the HIVer more susceptible to opportunistic processes,... Read more »
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Too early for symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Sorry if this is not allowed here but on the forum it says we can discuss other STI's as well as HIV.

New Years Eve I had an encounter with a guy I had been talking to over the internet. We engaged in oral sex (passive and receptive), him performing... Read more »

Early Symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
About 10 weeks ago I had sex with a man I have since heard has hiv. We didn't use a condom. I couldn't wait the full twelve weeks so I took a 9 week at home that came back negative. However, I have a cough I can't seem to shake and had a yeast... Read more »

Ur Stories on Early HIV Symptoms.

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
Hello to all,

I would really appreciate it if some of you out there would share your stories with me about your experience with ARS (early symptoms) before you were diagnosed HIV +. What type of symptoms did you have? How long after your exposure... Read more »

CD4 under 200 but healthy without any illness

Posted by bobbob, 2 Replies

I was diagnosed two months ago.My CD4 count dropped below 200 weeks ago. and it was 350 in September last year. I know I was infected in August 2005. I don't have any diseases yet and feel very healthy, no coughs, no fever, nothing.

Shall I start... Read more »