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when to start treatment
Aug 27, 2015

Iam HIV positive from august 2015 . Is there any way where i can know when i have be infected now viral load is 413.08 .Cd4 so what should i do and which is the best place to be treated as i stay in India,as i lost my job because i was diaginsied hiv ,

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

There's no accurate way to know when one was infected with HIV, other than to have a negative, then positive HIV antibody test.

HIV treatment is recommended for all people living with HIV in many countries, and later this year, the World Health Organization will be making universal treatment their recommendation too. In India, the current recommendations are for HIV treatment when CD4 counts are below 350, or in a number of specific situations, like having tuberculosis.

For a look at treatment guidelines around the world, check out IAPAC's HIVpolicywatch.org.

Hope that helps, BY


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