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Just Diagnosed - What now?
Aug 16, 2000

What advice would you give to someone who has just tested positive for HIV (and who tested negative in the last year)? Early treatment strategies? And, this last question may be a little off topic, but given your choice of health care insurance providers, what sort of plan do you recommend?

Response from Dr. Young

The most important advice to a newly diagnosed person with HIV is to seek experienced health care. The choices in initial treatment strategies depend a lot on where your CD4 or T cell count and viral load are. Fortunately, we have many choices in initial treatments. The final choice in medications is largely personal, and based on discussions between you and your health care provider.

Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.



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