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May 22, 2007

Although my CD4 count is currently above 350- I have recently begun getting ill quite a lot. My Dr has advised that as long as my count remains above 200, I do not need to begin therapy. Is this the case? Please help- your advice would be appreciated.

Response from Dr. Wohl

It really depends on what you mean by 'getting ill' If you are having unexplained weight loss, night sweats, thrush (real thrush, not just coated tounge), fevers or diarrhea, I would be concerned that this could be HIV related and that HIV therapy would be indicated.

If you mean you seem to get cold every winter, I would not be prompted to start treatment.

What are your symptoms?


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