Oct 24, 2004
My VL has been steadily increasing, and is now at 421,030 copies, HIVRNA PCR 5.62. My CD3+cd4+ abs is 359 and % is 19. The abs is slowly dropping (but not drastically) and the % has remained pretty constant over the last six months. My doctor has suggested delaying the start of HIV meds as I'm in the middle of Hep C treatment (which is going very well - hep c undetectable for 14 weeks now- but it is a bear of a treatment with all of the side effects). DO you think it's OK to wait a bit before starting HIVmeds? I trust my doctor implicitly, but the question is driving me nuts. Thanks for your help.
Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
I'd agree with your doctor about holding the initiation of HIV medications. If your CD4% is stable and your otherwise doing ok, waiting (with appropriate monitoring) should be safe and incur little risk of complications.
Moreover, you're more likely to better (albiet not easily) tolerate your HCV treatments.
Good luck, let us know how you're doing from time to time. BY
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