|Is It To Late After Twelve Weeks
Aug 4, 2012
I have been reading about a recent study that showed fourteen people beginning treatment within the first ten weeks of their HIV infection were able to stop taking medication after three years and have been undetectable and above 500 Cd-4+ for six years. I am currently on assignment out of the country and am reasonable confident I have been infected with HIV. My next leave and opportunity to return to the US will be in late August at which time I plan to be tested. This duration will be approximately ten weeks from contact and by the time decisions are made it would likely be eleven to twelve weeks before meds would start. Is it too late at twelve weeks to realize the same results?
| Response from Dr. Young
I think you're putting the cart before the horse. The first thing you should be doing is getting HIV tested. Then you can worry about the issue about when to start HIV treatments. Whether your starting very early (while seroconverting) or later, treatment is now recommended by US guidelines for most people living with HIV.
Be well, BY
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