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when to start medicine
May 29, 2008

sir,my brother cd4 count was 176.i have no details about viral loading.when we can start medicne and what r the tests ur suggest and what are the medicines to take

Response from Dr. Sherer

Just on the basis of your CD4 cell count alone, you qualify for treatment in all countries of the world. You should see a doctor with experience in HIV care to get the necessary tests, including, if possible, a viral load and resistance test, as well as tests of your liver function, blood count, and blood chemistries. And the doctor will evaluate you to be sure that you do not have an opportunistic infection now.

You can find recommendations for qualified doctors from AIDS and HIV advocacy groups, or from public health officials or web sites in your country.


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