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What Is The Expected Outcome Of Atripla

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Expected outcome

A month ago my CD4 count came back at 110 and two weeks later at 98. Both times, my CD4% has been 12 and my VL 48,000. I started Dapsone for PCP prophylaxis last week and just begun treatment on Sustiva and Truvada today. How soon can I expect...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You could see your count double in a month. It is very possible that your count will reach 300 and percent in the 15-20% range after 3-4 months of treatment.... Read more »

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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 »

Paranoid about outcome

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hello there, I was just curious to see if anyone was feeling the same way. I am still waiting to do another test but I tested negative at 2 1/2 months. I still feel 'convinced' that I am infected, did any of you who turned out to be negative feel... Read more »

starting treatment - Atripla ?

Posted by neneroc, 7 Replies
after a lot of blood work .. physicals etc etc .. Dr. has recomended me to start Atripla, honestly im nervous . Cd4 count is low and VL high, has to do with me being infected just recently (6-8months ago)

I need info on it !! please

from what ive... Read more »

HIV Positive -What to Expect?

Posted by DC_Diver, 4 Replies
Hey all newbie here, need some advice. My partner found out he was HIV+ about a year ago (Im HIV- to date). He went on Atripla right away, but other than that, we haven't really "dealt" with this new reality at all. We dont speak about it much... Read more »