when to start meds
Jan 26, 2008
I take an hiv test every 3 to 6 months. my last neg test was in august of 07. in dec of 07 I tested pos. should I start meds or not?
Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
The timing of starting medications has nothing to do with when you test positive, but everything to do with your symptoms and your CD4 count.
If your asymptomatic, then most doctors recommend starting treatment when CD4s are around 350-- hence, you need CD4 count testing (among a lot of other things) to know when you will need to start.
I hope this helps, BY
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.