My CD4 count is 60, will I be OK?
I was recently diagnosed with HIV and a with a low CD4 count (of 60 cd4). I just started ART and I’m feeling better, even thinking to working out again from home.
What are my chances of surviving and recovering?
Thanks for getting in touch.
It’s great to hear that you’re feeling better and that you’re looking to the future. This is really important.
Though your CD4 count is low, people are diagnosed with CD4’s much lower than 60 and they recover perfectly fine. The important thing is to take your meds and to look after yourself.
When thinking about HIV, it’s important to understand that HIV is no longer the illness it used to be. HIV is now very easy to treat and once a person is on effective treatment their life expectancy won’t be any different to negative people. Please see Q10 here for more info: https://i-base.info/qa/what-are-the-most-asked-questions