Jan 3, 2009
found out HIV+ a month ago CD4 (8) , VL 206000, candida, thrush, 32years old male, started combivir, effavirenz, bactrim and azithromycin, now VL is undetectable, no CD4 test yet, my question is how long should i be on bactrim and azithromycin for?
Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
The Bactrim and azithromycin that you take are to prevent very serious HIV/AIDS complications of Pneumocystis (PCP), Toxoplasmosis and Mycobacterium avium (MAC). Once your viral load is undetectable and CD4 counts rise above 100 (for azithro) and 200 (for Bactrim), it's possible to consider stopping these preventative medications.
Best of health to you,
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