Risks Starting Treatment With Low Cd4
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,You are correct: The CD4% is generally considered the more accurate indicator of immune integrity, as it doesn't tend to fluctuate as much due to intercurrent illnesses and other non-HIV-related factors. (See below.)Regarding beginning... Read more »
North Shore University HospitalDear Michael,Sorry to hear about your friend. Most experience has been with people getting cancers and lymphomas with low CD4 counts. In that case people do well by starting antiretroviral treatment along with the chemotherapy and survival rates... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHello Michael and thanks for your post.The study that you've cited is one from our HOPS study colleagues- this study doesn't conclude that persons with low CD4s are more likely to have treatment failure, rather, it says that if someone... Read more »
AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure CoastSince your overall CD4 count is high I would not worry about the low percentage. If the resistance test showed that the virus is resistant to Kaletra then Reyataz is not going to pass muster. In fact, you might strongly consider trying to hold off... Read more »
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Posted by alive2, 1 Replynow that people are being told to start medication at a higher cd 4 number does this pose a bit of apprehencion? will the first prescribed medications last longer? is it a ploy by big pharmacutical companies?
to me i worry when the cdc or reports... Read more »
Posted by LoveofMyLife, 2 RepliesHi everyone. I'm negative. My bf has been positive for 21 years. He has been non-compliant with his meds off and on over the years. This week, we found out that his CD4 is 65 and VL is 80,000. His doc (an HIV Specialist) is doing the resistance... Read more »
Posted by Tryin2BRational, 4 RepliesI wrote awhile back outlining a one-time risky exposure in March 2006(unprotected vaginal sex) with a female of unknown status. I contacted her and she told me she did not have HIV, but I doubted her veracity (I had two consectutive rounds of... Read more »
Posted by tobeabetterman, 1 ReplyHi everyone , sorry to bother again .
I was once told by dear kicker and riverprincess that my 3 months result is conclusive , thank you very much with my best wishes , and I'm sorry I have bother you again .
Some new situation make me nervous again .... Read more »
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