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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

my partner is pos why would i not be infected
dosing of AZT

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