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Newly HIV-Positive: What do I prepare for?
Dec 22, 2000

I am newly diagnosed with the HIV virus; I haven't even gotten my viral loads back yet. But I am scared to death can you explain to me about what I have coming toward me or refer me to someone who can.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

The first thing is to get your CD4 count and viral load. That determines the course of treatment for HIV and whether you are at risk for other infectious complications of HIV infection. Your doctors will look at these numbers and then decide whether treatment should start now, or could be deferred. Hang in there.

MH



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