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Oct 12, 2008

Hi, I am 45 I do check my HIV status as a routine check every year around June. June 2008 was negative, when I did a test on Oct 2008 again I was HIV+ with VL 135K, CD4 401, d CD%32.9 Dr. Put me on Lamzid twice a days and Sctockrin once at night. Please advice what that all mean, as I am completely confused. Thanks for your tremendous effort and Help.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Given that this appears to be a recent HIV infection since your most recent test this year was negative, it would be helpful to know the context of why your doctor prescribed medications so quickly. There is usually no need to rush into starting medications with early infection. Many doctors would have followed your numbers to see what the trend was. Your CD4 count is relatively high (normal range is 500-1500) and so is the viral load. The regimen prescribed is certainly acceptable for HIV treatment.

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