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When Did You Start HIV Meds? Stories Spanning Several Decades

April 22, 2013

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Tree Alexander

Tree Alexander, Brooklyn; Diagnosed in 2006

I started taking medication a couple months after I was diagnosed. At that time people didn't start medication until their CD4 count was below 300. And at that time mine was around 400-something. The people I'd seen that were really, really sick and didn't know if they were going to make it through the week, once they started taking medication then they started to get better, and I saw that, and I wanted that.

Watch Tree talk about his treatment experiences in a Day in the Life video.




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