Mar 2, 2014
My 7 year old nephew just tested positive for HIV, but he doesn't have any symptoms and his CD4 is over 800. Today he started on 1 Septrin per day. Is there a chance that he might start having symptoms?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
There is a lot of information missing (CD4%, viral load, why he was diagnosed at 7, etc) so it is difficult to comment. In general that is a relatively good CD4 count for a 7 year old, and I would not expect there to be much if any symptoms at this point. It is also difficult to predict what may happen, because if the decision to start HIV meds is made, then the likelihood of symptoms developing because of HIV infection will be very low.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Touching Broken Skin Risk Of Getting HIV
- Does White Tongue Mean I Have AIDS?
- Enlarged Lymph Nodes Could I Have Acute HIV Infection
- Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Blowjob From A Prostitute?
- Ache In Testicles After Anal Sex With Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Achy Balls After Blowjob Worried I Have HIV
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.