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The more I read about cd4 counts the less important it seems (i think)

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Matty the Damned:
An interesting aside, in Australia once you've been classified with AIDS (according to the WHO definitions) you have AIDS for the rest of your life.

MtD

wellington:
It's possible that that is the case here, too, Matty. I just recall something from the CDC site about that magic 200 number. I would make sense to keep the label to avoid people thinking that AIDS could be cured, which currently it cannot. it's just a silly label meant for communicating and doesn't really sum up to all it's meant to be - at least not in a favourable way.

Matty the Damned:
I remember something about some US states reclassifying people whose CD4 counts went above 200 or 250 as no longer having AIDS and thus no longer being eligible for free or subsidised HAART.

Most compassionate.

MtD
(Who was declared to have AIDS in 2003)

wellington:
Here's the official word from the CDC, which agrees with Matty's take.

http://www.aids-ed.org/aetc/aetc?page=cm-105_disease#t-1

Classification is based on the lowest point achieved. I still feel better knowing that my present state isn;t so dire, however :)

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