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early therapy
Nov 19, 2003

Hi. Do you recommend starting treatment earlier when one is beyond acute infection but has higher CD4 count in an attempt to preserve immune function in hopes of a future therapeutic vaccine or do you think it is better to wait until counts get in the 200-300 range when the immune system is more vulnerable? Thanks!

PS you are handsome, are you married?

Response from Dr. Wohl

With the current batch of HIV meds the balance of advantages and disadvantages of therapy land us at a starting point of around 200-300 once acute HIV infection has passed. With better meds (improved tolerance, less resistant prone, easier to take, etc) the scales will shift to earlier therapy.

Thanks-

DW


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