|Treatment? Why should I?
Nov 15, 2007
Ive been positive for 10yrs now and was undetectable with CD4 1000. 4yrs ago, I stopped my meds ( financial and personal reasons ). I feel like not even trying again. My partner( HIV - )left me this summer and I just don't have the will to take care of myself. My question is ( finally ) if I go untreated - What should I expect to happen to me and when?
| Response from Dr. Horwath
With an undetectable viral load and CD4 count of 1,000, antiretroviral medications are not indicated. There is no way to accurately predict what to expect. You may remain relatively healthy for a number of years yet. Or you may develop the gradual onset of HIV-related symptoms. There is no way to know what will happen in the future.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.