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Mark100
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Re: Confused on when to start meds? Any suggestions?
      03/12/13 02:07 PM

Hey aim1,
thanks so much for the great response! Being new to this you end up having a lot of questions. It's great to have a response from someone like you who has some experience ;-)

I've ready a lot about starting medication if your CD4 count is less than 500, like you mentioned but I haven't read anything about if you CD4 count is above 500, what's a good viral level to have before you begin treatment. Would a CD4 of above 500 with a viral load of say 5000 be ok to not take medication. I'm just scared that the higher the viral load in the body, the more damage it might be doing to my body (I'm not sure if this is true or not).

I'm meeting with another doctor at my clinic tomorrow so I should know my cd4 count, and with this number I'll have a better idea of what to do. It'll be a different doctor this time so I'll get a second opinion which will help me in my decision as well.

Thanks again for your very helpful response.
Health and happiness to you ;-)
Mark



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* Confused on when to start meds? Any suggestions? Mark100 02/28/13 12:10 PM
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