Oct 7, 2007
i started treatment with low cd4, high viral load and 2 opportunistic infections (AIDS diagnosis). can i expect the same effect of treatment as a person that starts treatment when hiv positive without AIDS?
Response from Dr. Daar
It is certainly best to diagnose HIV before one has symptoms of AIDS; however, the most important thing is to get treated for the opportunistic infections and then plugged into out patient care. Most people will do very well on therapy regardless of how late in their disease they are diagnosed. The key is to take care of your mental health, avoid drugs and excessive alcohol use and to get connected with a provider with expertise in managing HIV infection. These are the tickets to living with HIV for the decades to come.
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