Jul 29, 2007
Hi, is there a corelation between progession to AIDS and whether you are symptomatic? I am symptomatic. If a newly diagnosed person goes on the meds treatment naive how long can one live? Should symptomatic treatment naive patients go on meds right away?
Response from Dr. Conway
If a person is having some symptoms that relate to the fact that the immune system is weakening, then it is definitely a signal that they should go on antiretroviral medications right away. Such symptoms include (but are not limited to): weight loss, diarrhea, weakness, oral thrush and recurrent respiratory symptoms or infections. Many feel that the medications we have today can allow someone to live out their natural lives without ever developing full blown AIDS, so it is really worthwhile to consider going on meds as soon as they are needed.
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