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Author Topic: Newly Diagnosed Question  (Read 1094 times)

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Offline georgiaboi

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Newly Diagnosed Question
« on: May 14, 2012, 11:57:24 PM »
Okay you guys, I visited my Dr today and got my lab results. I have a CD4 of 380 and a viral load of 24,000 he chose to put me on meds. It will take a couple of weeks for me to get the meds. Should I be concerned about these counts and panic? Or am i okay for the time being?

Veterans Please Help! :-\

Offline edvaardt

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Re: Newly Diagnosed Question
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012, 04:20:50 AM »
your cd4 is not going to drop in the next couple of months or so, once you start meds and take them correctly, you will see your viral load drop dramatically and over the next 16 weeks will become undetectable less than 40 copies per ml and your cd4 will rise more slowly but it will increase.
FYI cd4s under 200 may put you at risk of an opportunistic infection. So no panic
hope this was useful.

Offline eric48

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Re: Newly Diagnosed Question
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012, 07:23:22 PM »
Do you need to panic : NO
Is the bug a nasty fellow : YES

Just keep this in mind for your next discussion with your doc.

Eric
NVP/ABC/3TC/... UD; CD4 > 1000; CD4/CD8 ~ 2.0   safety stock : 3 months (2013: FOTO= 5d. ON 2d. OFF)

 


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