|Taken Off Medications After 18 Years
May 6, 2004
I was diagnosed HIV+ July 1986. Using a government medical system, my current labs indicate that I am no longer eligible for medications "according to today's standards". After taking a variety of medications over an 18 year period (one of the first to take AZT). I am very concerned over this issue. My last labs indicate viral load of -50 and CD4 of 424. Should I get a second opinion?
Response from Dr. Henry
If you once had AIDS or a CD4 count << 200 then it generally is not a good idea to stop effective HIV meds. If that fits your description I would seek the advice of your HIV specialist. KH
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