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Jun 27, 2008

I was diagnosed HIV positive in September 2007. My CD4 count is 1680 and my viral load is undetectable. My doctor has not started me on medicine and said that I don't need any at this time. I have talked with several HIV infected individuals and they all tell me that I should be on medication. Can you give me some advice.

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

I'd let your qualified medical professionals help you with your medical decisions-- with a very high-normal CD4 count and undetectable viral load, unless you have HIV symptoms, you don't need to be on HIV medications.

This doesn't mean that you shouldn't have regular, periodic check ups- at least every 6 months or so.

Best of health to you, BY

Kaposi Sarkom with CD4 840
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