Jun 17, 2004
I tested positive for HIV last year but was not ready to take meds... Is it possible that I go to a doctor to see how my immune system is holding up?
Response from Dr. Moyle
In general, your doctor should monitor you CD4 and Viral load very 3 months to get an idea if anything is happening with the infection. The triggers to start treatment are usually a decline in CD4 to somewhere below 350 but still above 200 or the development of symptoms. So, please find yourself a doctor to do these tests regularly
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