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Can I start treatment

Nov 23, 2003

I was tested HIV+ in September 2003. My CD4 =814 and viral load = 29 9000. Does this mean I have to start treatment, I'm very worried about cost implications and I do not think I am ready to start. Please Help. South Africa

Response from Dr. Pierone

With a CD4 count in the normal range you do not need to start treatment for HIV infection. Generally it is recommended to wait until CD4 counts drop to less than 350.

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