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Starting Treatment
Mar 17, 2002

My CD4 count is 940, and my Viral Load is 21,069. I aquired HIV around mid October '01.

I've been thinking of starting medications here soon...although I'm really interested some of the new clinical trials availible. ( I particularly like the ideas presented at the NY Aaron Diamond Center ).

Any particular suggestions? I mean, I was expecting slightly lower viral load counts since I've only been infected for 3 monthes.

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your question.

There are tests to determine if you have actue infection-- usually we rely on a negative or indeterminate ELISA and a positive viral RNA PCR. An alternative is the detuned ELISA- available in research centers.

I'd advise you to contact you local university or ACTU to see if you'd qualify for clnical trials for actue seroconverters.

Good luck, BY



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