What can I do about PML
Apr 8, 2006
I have been diagnosed with PML. I know there is no treatment and adhering to HIV meds is critical. Is there anything else I can do? I am so scared.
Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
It's worth mentioning that getting comprehensive HIV care is also important-- if you have PML for example, you likely have a CD4 count below 100 (probably below 50)-- as such, you should be receiving medications to prevent Pneumocystis (usually a sulfa antibiotic, such as Bactrim, Septra) and perhaps azithromycin to prevent MAC infection.
After that, get a balanced diet, rest -- all the usual things that we'd recommend for someone with an active AIDS complication.
Good luck, BY
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