Dec 26, 2005
i have a simple question. when would a doctor reccomend that someone with HIV begin to take meds? thank you for your time with this question
| Response from Dr. Young
We get this question frequently--
In asymptomatic patients, most doctors recommend starting therapy when the CD4 count is below 350. Some healthcare providers will consider initiating treatment earlier in patients with higher viral loads (>100,000).
Also, for patients who have active HIV-related symptoms, treatment is recommended, irrespective of CD4 count.
I hope this helps, BY
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