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Author Topic: CD4 Increase: Is it meaningful?  (Read 1149 times)

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Offline Maestro

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CD4 Increase: Is it meaningful?
« on: October 15, 2006, 09:22:51 AM »
So I just got labs from my Uncle.  His CD4 was 186.  The % was 11.  He is usually in the 140 range.  He was estatic at this increase.  Is this a meaningful increase?  I am positive this has been talked about here before, but I couldn't find it.  I found plenty on the signifigance of a VL drop and the log decrease and such. 

Who am I to pee on his parade anyways?  I told him it was great, but don't focus on the %'s too much.


Offline IzPoz

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Re: CD4 Increase: Is it meaningful?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2006, 09:32:02 AM »
Any CD4 increase is a good thing, Maestro.  Hug him tightly and congratulate him, and tell him to keep doing well!! Give him hope and tell him you are excited for him.  Let him know you would love to see this continue to go up.  While you are correct in that he shouldn't focus on the #'s, it's still in the back of his mind.  My doc tells me all the time not to worry about #'s, but still, if I have a downward blip, I get scared.  If I have an upward blip, I'm excited.

Congrats on the upward CD4... that's a good thing :)
The reason angels can fly is that they take themselves so lightly. ~ Chesterton G. K.


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