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Astma patient
Feb 24, 2001

I've been detected pos. last december. My viral load is at 40.000 (35.000 in december), T4 at 710. Unfortunately, I'm an astma patient, with regularly bronchitis, and suffer a lot from waste (I lost more then 10 kg the last 2 months, even with healthy nutrition). Should I talk to my doctor, to consider starting threatment ? Or is the T4 count more important in my case ?

Response from Dr. Feinberg

There is no absolute right or wrong point to start HIV meds. Data indicate that viral load is a better indicator of how fast your HIV disease will progress than T cells are. By all means, discuss the situation with your doctor, and hear what s/he has to say.

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