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when to start taking meds

Nov 13, 2006

My viral load is 27,000 and my cd-4 count is 334 when should I start taking meds? I have a history of kidney stones will any of the meds cause more kidney stones?

Response from Dr. Young

The only HIV medication that is strongly associated with the formation of kidney stones is the protease inhibitor indinavir (Crixivan)-- one that's no longer commonly used.

With your CD4 count, many doctors (self included) would advise starting medications in the near-term future. Current treatment guidelines recommend consider starting HIV meds once CD4s are below 350. BY

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