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When should I start medication?
Sep 27, 2005

I was diagnosed the end of Feb. 2005, doctors didnt know what was wrong with me i was sick for 6 weeks, was dating someone who didnt know he had it, so we caught mine early. First diagnosis VL 475,000 Tcell 1100 right now its down to VL 186,000 Tcell 686, next apt. Nov. Should i be on meds now??

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

Assuming that you are without any significant symptoms at this time, with your high CD4 cell count, I don't believe that you need to start medications.

The high viral load and decline in your CD4 suggests that your should continue to get close laboratory monitoring-- with blood work at least every 3-4 months.

Good luck, BY



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