|Cd4 and viral load
May 23, 2009
How often should cd4 n viral load be checked after starting treatment? In what way is efivarenz harmful to a feotus or developing a foetus?on average how long does it take for vl to be undetectable when one is on truvada and efivarenz?
| Response from Dr. Henry
In the US HIV level and CD4 count is usually checked 4-6 weeks after starting effective HAART. The time to reaching undetectable status depends partly on how high the viral load is but often will get close within 2-3 months. Efavirenz has been linked to fetal abnormalities particulary when used in first trimester of pregnancy. KH
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