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When Do You Start Antiretrovial Meds

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starting meds soon what are the once a day meds ???

Hi Dr Keith, you are a very special man, thank you so much for your views on hiv,my cd4 is 300 at the moment and l am ready to start meds for the first time,could you please let me know the once daily meds that are availble,thank you so muchHi Dr...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Which once a day meds are available depends on where you are located/living.In the US the choices included:Efavirenz based regimen ora boosted PI based Read more »

To start meds or not to start meds, THAT is the question.

Hi Doc, I am recently diagnosed. My numbers have been very good my last two blood tests. CD4 of 955... Read more »

To med or not to med (DELTA 32 MUTATION) (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2009)

Dr. FrascinoI was diagnosed 5 years ago as being HIV positive, which was kind of a shock... Read more »
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What You Should Know About When to Start and What Meds to Use

...Recommended Regimens for First Line Treatment Your Ability to Start and Maintain Power of the Mind Keeping Up With Taking Meds Side Effects Drug Interactions Getting Ready to Start HIV Treatment Is Your Doctor... Read more »
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A Hundred Indecisions: A Tale of Starting Meds

...My decision was made even more difficult because no one seems to agree on exactly when a person in my situation should start meds. I've written previously about my body's ability to maintain a low viral load in the absence of medication (... Read more »
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HIV Meds and Hospital Beds

... --> "Going on meds doesn't mean I am going to die. It means that I am not letting the virus attack my immune system without a weapon to defend itself. Read more »
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Expert Panel Revises U.S. HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines; Recommends Starting HIV Meds Earlier

...the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.) When to Start HIV/AIDS Treatment For people who have never been on HIV meds before, starting treatment is now recommended at a CD4 count of 500 or less (up from 350 or less). However, the... Read more »
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First Lab results - to med or not to med?

Posted by vbd1966, 2 Replies new?) and I just got my first set of lab results back. CD4 of 558 and VL of 130K. Doctor's not inclined to start me on meds since CD4 is high, but at the same time a VL of 130K still means I carry a risk of infecting others (partner/husband... Read more »

Starting Meds Soon...Nervous...

Posted by running4it, 5 Replies
...I just recieved a call from my doctor today and she thinks I need to start meds sooner than later. Got some lab reports bad that werent so favorable. Can anyone help with suggestions of how to overcome fear/anxiety Read more »

yellow eyes after starting med

Posted by 1tommystate, 2 Replies
wodering if anyone eles had this yellow eyes after startin reyataz norvir truvada ? lost and worried .. just tested pos in nov 2009 . any one know about this . also looking for other pos frnds ohio here .. Read more »

Starting Meds Tomorrow...NEED ADVICE!!!

Posted by running4it, 4 Replies
...hardest time swallowing pills, I dont know how I will get through this. Question: How do people who cant swallow pills take HIV meds? Can pills be crushed? Any stories or suggestions out there would help me. Read more »