I'm a HIV poz female. I really don't understand the whole number s thing.
Job count? Do you mean Cd4 count? Your doc will probably prescribe you antiretroviral therapy if your Cd4 count is too low. The HIV is a nasty little bugger that buries itself in your DNA of your Cd4 cells. Cd4 cells or helper cells are very important in immunity. When the HIV infects these cells it tells them to make more HIV. And the viral load increases. Cd4 counts go down when the cells are killed by not only the bodies immunity but also the HIV virus can induce apoptosis (cell death) in nearby Cd4 cells that haven't been infected yet.
So we have a few classes of drugs that block the replication of the virus in different way but the end result is the same. As they work your viral load decreases meaning that the amount of virus you have decreases, which is good. If your Cd4 count is down it means your body's immunity is down as well, which is bad when trying to fight off infections.
To make it short: Your goal viral load is undetectable, the lower the number the better. You want your CD4 count to be between 500-1500 wells/mm3.
Hope this helps a little bit
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