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Far distance magnetic couple relationship
Jul 4, 2009

Hello, first of all thank you so much for this website. It have really help me alot to deal with my magnetic relationship.

ok well, to my questions.. 1. I am a swedidish HIV - guy but the love of my life is a thai Hiv + women.. She has just been infected for around 1 year and she does feel strong. The doctors have told her to do a CT4 test every third month.. is that correct or to often or to less ? 2. Do you know anything about how good the threatment is in Thailand? Or do you know anywhere to find out how to do to get her the treathment she needs. (she is not on any medications yet, the doctor told her that she dont need anything before her CT4 goes under 200.. but I've read that you should start with medication when your CT4 gets to around 250-350?)

thanks again for this webpage, have really help me alot.. Because she is as I said the love of my life, and I dont want to give it up just because she is HIV+. Good luck all magnetic couple out there, we're not alone :)

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

1. Yes, routine monitoring of CD4 counts and HIV plasma viral load every three months is recommended. You can read more about HIV monitoring tests in the archives of this forum.

2. Treatment guidelines vary somewhat from country to country. However, the current consensus is to recommend treatment when the CD4 count drops to 350. There is mounting evidence to suggest beginning treatment even earlier (500 or perhaps even as soon as someone is diagnosed with HIV no matter how high the CD4 count may be). See below. As for treatment in Thailand, if your gal pal disagrees with the recommendation of her current doctor, I'd suggest she get a second opinion from another HIV physician specialist.

Good luck to you both.

Dr. Bob



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