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Online Jeff G

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My %
« on: September 23, 2008, 06:32:48 PM »
In the last year my cd4 count has gone up to an all time high of around 450 to 500 consistently while my % are 16 .

I have talked with my doctor about my concern and the possibility switching meds from truvada and sustiva to something else . His opinion is to not worry about it .

I have been poz 23 years and really don't know what to think about this , anyone have any thoughts on this ?


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Re: My %
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2008, 09:50:27 PM »
Hey JG,

What is your viral load? If your meds are kicking the virus to undetectable, that is about all you can ask the meds to do.

I wouldn't worry much about the percentage. It is supposed to be more reliable because it doesn't fluctuate so much, but, with T-cells in the 400 to 500 range you are doing well and not in the danger range.

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Mark
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Online Jeff G

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Re: My %
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 10:13:24 PM »
Thanks Mark
My viral load is undetectable . After 23 of HIV years I should know more about what percentages mean .
When I ask my Doctor he told me he expects to treat me another 23 years so I just kind of let it go .

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Re: My %
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2008, 08:28:25 PM »
JG,

Yeah, I wouldn't sweat the percentage too much, particularly since it has been stable all these years. My cd4 percentage was as low as 11 and has hovered around 19 since starting treatment many years ago. As long as you are undetectable and feel well, your percentage is high enough.

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