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When Do I Start Taking ARVs

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ARV's

At what CD4 count level does one start taking ARV's?
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
Many experts and national guidelines would suggest starting when the CD4 count drops below 500, and absolutely below 350. Read more »

Skipped ARVs

I have on Trimune for almost 3 years then l stopped taking the ARV for a year. What must l do to... Read more »

sexual performance while on ARVs

l started taking arvs in 2004 and ever since my sexual performance has deteriorated. l am on... Read more »
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When does a person start taking ARV meds?

Posted by Carrie, 5 Replies
My boyfriends CD4 count is over 1100 and his Viral count is under 400. From my own researching, this appears to still be ok (considering the circumstances of course). He said though that today at the dr they want to start him on antiretroviral... Read more »

Those taking, Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir

Posted by sweetvanilla27, 1 Reply
I am wanting to hear from anyone who have experienced taking Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir and how you have got on with the meds? I first started taking meds in May this year I was put on Truvda and Sustiva first, and was taken off them due... Read more »

Starting Meds Terrified

Posted by lone_soul, 5 Replies
Hi Everyone I have not been on line for a long time. Mostly because I really cant figure it out. I never know who I am posting or how to check back! Anyways if any one can help me right now I'd be grateful. I was infected in 2/07 and tested... Read more »

Just started ARV - Insurance, Drug costs, expenses

Posted by ajhope, 1 Reply
I live in Thailand and found out I am HIV+ a little over a month ago. My CD4 count was 251 and VL 29,000 - I started ARV 2 weeks ago with the following regiments: Nevirapine 200 mg - once a day Lamivudine 150 mg - twice a day Stavudine 30 mg -... Read more »