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when should a person start medicine?
Jan 17, 2000

i have a viral load of 54 434 white blood cells 4800 when should i start takingt medicine when the white blood cells go down to 200 im afraid to start taking meds becuse of the harmful side effects??

Response from Dr. Holodniy

You do not indicate what your CD4 count is currently. However, if your viral load is 54,000, irrespective of the CD4 count (but certainly if it's < 500), most HIV treating physicians would recommend treatment.

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