|newly diagnosed/no treatment?
Aug 13, 2009
I am a female 30 just diagnosed within the last couple of weeks.Cd4 count is 805 and viral load is 750. Doctor says no need to start treatment just more blood work in 3 mos. Is this appropriate? I have been unable to find any counselors specializing in HIV patients...any suggestions? Live in the LA area.Thank you
| Response from Dr. McGowan
Thanks for your post.
Your doctor is giving reasonable advice. Your CD4 count is good and viral load is low (less than 5-10,000 on no meds). This combination is usually associated with a slow progression toward illness. The key is to keep monitoring it.
A resource for finding counseling and peer support in LA is : AIDS Project Los Angeles (www.APLA.org). I would welcome other suggestions from readers.
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