I Am Hiv Positive But No Symptoms

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HIV positive with no symptoms

I have received a positive HIV blood test and exhibit no symptoms. How long should I wait to get tested for viral load and CD4 cell count? Can I be without symptoms and have a high vial count and low CD4 count? ThanksBob
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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