|Not Using Meds At All
Feb 9, 2004
Hi! I have just recently been diagnosed with HIV1 and am a healthy 19yo livin in Oz. I'm still learning about HIV and medications and stuff like that. Can you tell me is it possible NOT to start on ANY medications and just treat infections as they arise until I die?
| Response from Dr. Pierone
Yup, that's exactly what we did for people with HIV infection in the 1980's. The preferred approach now is to treat HIV with medications to prevent destruction of the immune system. Continue to read and learn about HIV infection and be sure to get into medical care. Good luck!
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