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When 2 start ART drugs

Jun 27, 2010

Dear Dr, I have been diagnosed of HIV in 2006 during my pregnancy .. my CD4 counts this month are 270, and my viral load is 6000, what do you think about the counts are they good are bad? My Dr's advised to start ART drugs..what do you suggest. I have no other illness, except these days I have breathing problem, I got the chest x-ray done too. every thing is normal. Drs say its depression..I am really worried about my health..I have a 3 years baby to take care of. Please suggest if I need to start ART or not yet.

Kind Regards

Response from Dr. Holodniy

I agree with your doctor. Those are numbers, particularly the CD4 count, where most experts would recommend starting HIV treatment.

VL < 50 and Rising CD-4
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