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Mar 9, 2006

Is Epivira is best medication to start the treatment. One of the family members with Absolute CD4 Cell count 216 ? Not sure about the viral load. CD4/CD8 = 0.33 Absolute CD8 Cell count 658.00

Thank you,

Response from Dr. Young

Gracias por su pregunta.

Epivira (3TC, lamivudine) is a widely prescribed component of first-line treatment. It should not be given as monotherapy, but only in combination with at least two other medications.

Your family member has a low CD4 count and probably should be considering HIV medications.

Feel free to write us back here if you have any additional questions.


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