Posted by: Bill | 2009/03/23

TO much drink

Does to much alcohol influence your Cd4 count and viral load and in what way?, im talking about 20 to 40units a week?

What would your prognoses be Doc?

Please please advise!

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Dear Bill
Heavy alcohol consumption could cause lower CD 4 counts but does not affect viral load. If you are not on ARV treatment, this could cause progression to full blown AIDS quicker. If you are on ARV's, you are in danger of causing severe liver damage. Bottom line, one should not abuse alcohol when HIV positive, you should try to live a healthy lifestyle.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Bill | 2009/03/25

About a bottle of brandy a week, on spesial occations more, smoke and very bad eating habbits, take aways and work long hours fisical labour about 9-10 hours a day

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Posted by: Dr BEts | 2009/03/24

Hallo Bill
The studies they did did not put a timeline on this - it is a risk, and will probably depend on the amount of alcohol used and the general health of the patient

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Posted by: Bill | 2009/03/24

When you say progress to full blown AIDS quicker Doc, can you mabe estimate in years for me maybe 1 2 3 4 5 or more?

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