Aug 4, 2010
At what level is in necessary to start taking meds affecting the viral load in the body ?
| Response from Dr. Henry
There is a broad consensus that treatment should be started once CD4 count near 350 or lower. Increasing data supports treatment with CD4 350-500 though resource limitations are a major concern. The jury is still out about treatment with CD4 counts > 500 where there may be a modest benefit but not well determined and resource/cost issues may impede such expanded use of HIV meds. KH
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