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Author Topic: What's more important high CD4 or low VL?  (Read 810 times)

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Offline atl2Ca

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What's more important high CD4 or low VL?
« on: June 24, 2009, 02:13:54 PM »
My VL has never been und. but my CD4 is always >800. What's more important for my long term- high CD4 or low VL?
« Last Edit: June 24, 2009, 09:07:42 PM by atl2Ca »

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Re: What's mpre important high CD4 or low VL?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 02:22:37 PM »
You say your virus has never been undetectable but what has been the range? There's a big difference between a VL of, say, 1,000 or even 5,000 and 50,000+

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Re: What's mpre important high CD4 or low VL?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 03:54:29 PM »
High CD4

Low CD = risk of opportunistic infections and hiv itself getting so out of control it does serious damage.

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Re: What's more important high CD4 or low VL?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 09:15:08 PM »
Sorry, my VL has been 4000 and sometimes been close to 10,000. But not higher. CD4 always been above 600. Should I change therapy? No problems with combo I;m on so far.

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Re: What's more important high CD4 or low VL?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009, 09:54:53 PM »
Sorry, my VL has been 4000 and sometimes been close to 10,000. But not higher. CD4 always been above 600. Should I change therapy? No problems with combo I;m on so far.

Are you on antiretroviral medications (i.e. HAART)? If so, for how long? If you are on HAART you should be undetectable after a certain amount of time.

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Re: What's more important high CD4 or low VL?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2009, 10:26:59 PM »
Sorry, my VL has been 4000 and sometimes been close to 10,000. But not higher. CD4 always been above 600. Should I change therapy? No problems with combo I;m on so far.

Yes, of course you should change therapy as it's not working.  Why had your doctor not suggested doing so?
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