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Buzz1
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Newly Positive & Waiting Before Going on Meds....?
      09/03/12 02:39 AM

I was diagnosed as HIV positive just under three weeks ago. I must have been exposed within the last three months or so since I was seroconverting in mid-July to mid-August with the usual rash, fevers, fatigue, etc. In mid July I was still testing negative (twice) so I'm a real newbie here.

My CD4 count was 648 as of two weeks ago but my viral load was high (500,000). However, this blood work was taken as I was in the process of seroconverting which I hear is normally accompanied by a higher than usual viral load count.

I am not wanting to start medication right away even though that seems to be the current protocol. I know of several people who were positive for several years before starting medication and they are all doing very well with high t-cell counts and undetectable viral loads. My doctor wants me to go on atripla asap.

Has anyone out there waited a few years before beginning medical treatment?

Are there any medically sound reasons as to why I should start meds right away if my numbers turn out to be ok over the next 6 months or so? Of course I am taking care of myself, eating well and trying to live as healthy a lifestyle as possible.

Thank you!


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* Newly Positive & Waiting Before Going on Meds....? Buzz1 09/03/12 02:39 AM
. * Re: Newly Positive & Waiting Before Going on Meds....? philip2571   09/06/12 10:13 AM
. * Re: Newly Positive & Waiting Before Going on Meds....? Buzz1   09/06/12 10:41 AM
. * Re: Newly Positive & Waiting Before Going on Meds....? iam1   09/05/12 11:49 PM
. * Re: Newly Positive & Waiting Before Going on Meds....? Stillnumb   09/04/12 08:21 PM
. * Re: Newly Positive & Waiting Before Going on Meds....? Buzz1   09/05/12 10:19 AM
. * Re: Newly Positive & Waiting Before Going on Meds....? riverprincessModerator   09/08/12 02:08 PM

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