Thursday, January 10, 2008

Not so Happy New Year

Yeap, my new year isn't so happy at all. But still, I want to greet everyone a Happy New Year and wishing you the best in 2008.

I got my lab results finally. My CD4 cells are below normal and if goes down further I would be classified as an AIDS patient. My viral load or the HIV in my system is typically low. The lower viral load you have the better for your health. So how come my HIV is low and at the same time my CD4 is low. The most ideal situation is that when your CD4 is above normal, your HIV load is low....but in my case they are both low. The doctor gave me an explanation, and that its possible that I have HIV for quite some time already which means that most of the CD4 cells have already been eaten up by the virus. My immune system is just strong enough to fight the infections and when my immune system went down, then that was the time the HIV attacked.

Pretty bad news for me but that's the reality, we have to deal with it one way or another.