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How Many Years After Diagnosis To Start Treatment

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Started treatment this year, CT shows splenomegaly

I work in the healthcare profession and was diagnosed in February this year with HIV. With a viral load exceding 100,000, I began anti-retroviral therapy. I'm on Sustiva and Combivir. My CD4s have popped up to around 600 (hopefully they'll...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The spleen is a large lymph organ which can be enlarged due to HIV infection. Immune improvement on treatment can sometimes further enlarged lymph nodes so that usually I would NOT be highly concerned about moderate splenomegaly in a situation such... Read more »

Started treatment this year, CT shows splenomegaly

I work in the healthcare profession and was diagnosed in February this year with HIV. With a viral... Read more »

starting meds after 8 yr. diagnosis

Hi I have been positive now for 8 years and haven't been on any meds for 7 years. My CD4 has... Read more »
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On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
Well, just some words of encouragement for anyone who is particularly new to this whole thing. After diagnosis in Dec 2002 when I was in very bad shape by the time we found out it was HIV (CD4 = 50, VL >650,000, thrush, wasting, all that bad... Read more »

Starting on Treatment and maybe Trials

Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
I am looking for a few answers and I hope someone may be able to help. Me and William are now in our fourth month of our diagnosis. Our HIV specialist in Denver has been so supportive of both of us during this time. Just remarkable. I asked... Read more »

Dad won't start treatment

Posted by lovingdaughter, 3 Replies
Hi. My dad was recently Dx with AIDS. He and my mom (who is negative) did tell myself and my siblings. We have all been supportive and have let him know that we are always there for him. He is very depressed and was supposed to start treatment 2... Read more »

starting treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I need to choose my first treatment for HIV. Iwas diagnosed last year. Probably I have it for five years. I need to start thinking of treatment as my cd count is around 250 and I don't want to wait too much longer. My viral load is around 40,ooo. I... Read more »