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Starting HIV Treatment

First Things First Choosing an HIV Drug Regimen Resistance Sequencing Adherence Dosing Schedule Taking Your Pills Side Effects Putting It All Together First Things First When you and your health care provider decide the time is right for you tostart treatment, there are things you can do to set yourself up for success.The first step is to think positively. Having the right attitude going in willhelp you get the most out...
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with this cd4 % should start hiv treatment(art)

my son is HIV positive age 4 yrs.with Cd4% is16.2, so do you suggest to start HIV treatment(ART) weight 13 kg height 94 cm. with no complication as such. very active.THanks...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
In general the answer would be yes. I suggest you speak with your pediatrician about what HIV medicines would be most appropriate.... Read more »

starting hiv treatment

I am most probably infected by HIV on 09/01/2012 if my blood test become positive for HIV.I have no health insurance .Can I wait till 2014 to get health insurance and get treated for HIV infection?Will it be late ?...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
It is generally best to start treatment sooner rather than later. If you are willing to be treated there are often means of getting coverage for HIV medications. If you live in the United States you should visit your local HIV treatment center... Read more »

toxoplasmosis and starting HIV treatment

I have just been diagnosed with toxo and HIV.My CD4 count is 5.Yet they tell me I cant start antiviral treatment for another 3 months...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
In general, this seems like not a great idea. While some people might be concerned that awakening your immune system by treating HIV might cause an over-reaction to the toxoplasmosis in your brain, I think waiting 3 months is too long. The... Read more »

lymphocytes decreasing since starting HIV treatment, CD4 counts not improving

Hi. I am 27, and I was diagnosed HIV+ 1 year ago, and I started treatment at the same time (and I have been 100% compliant -- never missed a single dose (and will not)). Before starting treatment, I had a few symptoms: hair loss, extremely dry...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
We see this on occasion, namely people who have undetectable viral loads, see an unexplained reduction in their CD4 count. In most cases, there is no explanation. Changing HIV medications has usually not reversed this trend. In a few cases other... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Starting treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been living with HIV for 10 years. My viral load just went to 40,000 and I think I should begin treatment. My cd 4 count is 200. Would love to hear from others to see what others are taking and when they started treatment.
GH

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How long were you poz before you started treatment

Posted by pogi12, 10 Replies
Hello,

First of all I would like to say thank you to anyone taking the time to read this and any responses would be much, much appreciated.

I was recently diagnosed HIV positive within the last year. I don't know what my T-cell counts are or my viral... Read more »