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Author Topic: Cd 4 test while on antibiotics?  (Read 262 times)

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Offline wardp

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Cd 4 test while on antibiotics?
« on: November 06, 2019, 08:35:54 pm »
Hi. I'm on norfloxican for a bacterial urine infection for 1 week I finish on the 12th. Should I wait a while to do my cd4 vl or will it affect the cd4 number?
Diagnosed 20,July 2017. Cd4 289, 21% vld .3,462 Started atripla 4 Aug 2017 5oct 2017 cd4 384 21%, vl ud less than 20. Switch to complera 4 Nov 2017 switched to stribild 15 the Nov. Switched to truvada efavirence 200mgx2 14 Dec 2017, 2 Feb 2018, us cd4  466, 25%  CD 8 ,595, 32%..1 may 2018
switched  to instgra truvada.7th june switched to truvada  nevirapine stavudine. .21 june switched to truvada nevirapine. X 2 a day...9 aug 2018 ud. 2n Nov 2018 CD 4. 455..22.70% 13th Nov switched  to lamivir and nevirapine  due to kidney issues...jan 10,2019 UD..may 13 2019 ud  cd4 482 28% 14th nov 2019 ud. Cd4 414 .27% cd8 444 29%

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Re: Cd 4 test while on antibiotics?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2019, 01:55:22 am »
I would just test as normal.

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Re: Cd 4 test while on antibiotics?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2019, 06:57:34 am »
thanks jim, will do
Diagnosed 20,July 2017. Cd4 289, 21% vld .3,462 Started atripla 4 Aug 2017 5oct 2017 cd4 384 21%, vl ud less than 20. Switch to complera 4 Nov 2017 switched to stribild 15 the Nov. Switched to truvada efavirence 200mgx2 14 Dec 2017, 2 Feb 2018, us cd4  466, 25%  CD 8 ,595, 32%..1 may 2018
switched  to instgra truvada.7th june switched to truvada  nevirapine stavudine. .21 june switched to truvada nevirapine. X 2 a day...9 aug 2018 ud. 2n Nov 2018 CD 4. 455..22.70% 13th Nov switched  to lamivir and nevirapine  due to kidney issues...jan 10,2019 UD..may 13 2019 ud  cd4 482 28% 14th nov 2019 ud. Cd4 414 .27% cd8 444 29%

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Re: Cd 4 test while on antibiotics?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 07:02:40 am »
You're welcome
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Re: Cd 4 test while on antibiotics?
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2019, 09:05:02 am »
as your cd4 has alway been above 200, a single test wouldn't matter anyway. You should be looking at the trend of at least 3 tests over at least 3 months

2017: 289, 384
after starting treatment in 2017, your cd4s had a steady rise

2018-2019: 466 455 482
your cd4s have pretty much leveled out (cd4s can change by 100 pts in a day, so all these results are statistically equal) just shy of 500.

btw IF you were concerned about this situation affecting the test it wouldn't be the antibiotics that affected the result - it would be your immune system reaction to handling the infection. however now that you are taking the antibiotics, you are on the recovering side of this infection so the effect on your immune system should already be lessening.

tbh with a cd4 over 200, you should really only be concerned about your viral load. Still staying adherent to your ARVs? If you are then you should still be UD, and that's the most important number to care about regarding HIV (not cd4 or cd8 counts or percentages). Being UD, means whatever your immune system is doing it's because of your genetics, your general health, your body's reaction to this infection.... in other words, the effect of this bacterial infection on you has nothing to do with HIV. Go get your regular blood work and if by chance the cd4 is lower, I wouldn't worry because you'll see by the next test (and looking at the trend) that your cd4s dipped while slightly sick. There's nothing bad about that, that's just how it works. ;)
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