Do I need any treatment now???
Oct 29, 2002
Response from Dr. Young
The decision about when to start is complicated, and I doubt I can do complete justice to your situation on the basis of the limited information that you've included here.
Nevertheless, assuming that you have no HIV-related symptoms, most clinicians would probably not start treatment yet, but would watch very closely. The key advice in this is to make sure that you continue to get periodic (every 3-4 months) clinical and laboratory monitoring of how you are doing.
This would also be a very good time to do preventive medicine, like influenza and pneumonia vaccinations, perhaps hepatitis virus vaccinations too. BY
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