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ImaNiceGuy
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Re: what can I expect at my first dr visit?
      09/16/13 09:52 PM

If its your first appointed after being diagnosed they will probably do lab work to check your current viral load and cd4 count. If they are going to start medication they will usually do a genotype test to make sure you don't have strain resistant to treatment. If you have never been on medication it will probably come back normal.
If it is a new doctor you should expect a complete check up . It's like a physical and they may test you for other diseases which could be complicated by your HIV. (TB, hepatitis, syphilis, herpes, etc)
A good doctor will schedule you for vaccinations to prevent some illnesses and decide if you need to start medication.

Be honest with your doctor and fill them in on any problems you're having. They are better equipped to help you with all the information.

Hope this helps.

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