Which HIV Treatment Regimen Should You Start With?

You may be worried about starting treatment, whether you're feeling overwhelmed with this life-changing event or you're confused about which regimen to choose. We've got the info you need.

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Locate an HIV Care Provider

U.S. guidelines recommend that people with HIV start medical care and begin HIV treatment as soon as possible. Here are a few ways to find HIV care providers and services.

By HIV.gov

Will Starting HIV Treatment With a Low CD4 Count Hurt My Lifespan?

I read recently that, even though longevity is increasing for HIV+ people, people who begin treatment with a low CD4 count will probably live a shorter period of time. Do you feel this is true?

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.

How to know if my viral load

Hi I wish to know how to see if the viral load is up or down ?2234 is it to high or?

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.

VIRAL LOAD

In May 2016 I tested positive with an initial viral load of 87, I was tested again 3 weeks later with a viral load of 61. Mu dr said this is unusual for a count this low. My Dr put on on Descovy and Tivicay a few weeks after that. I had the genotype...

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.

Risks of waiting 3 to 6 months to start treatment

I just tested positive with a cd4 of 345 and VL of 185000. I work in a Middle East country and have 6 months left on my contract. Treatment is illegal in this country and non-nationals with HIV are deported. My plan is to test CD4 and VL again on th...

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.

Viral Load Spike

Hi There and thanks for all of your help. Youve answered a few of my questions in the past. Over the past 10 years since i learned I was infected, I am generally undetectable. Last January 2018 I had a spike in viral load because I was sick with a co...

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.

HIV Treatment Fact Sheet

HIV treatment involves taking medicines that slow the progression of the virus in your body. Learn more about treatment.

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV load test

What does 280 stand for in HIV load test?

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.

Vir Ld-HIV1 RNA/Not Detected

What is Log10 HIV1: <1.3 log means Do that means a person have HIV,are early stage or what, I really need to know

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.

from Complera to Odefsey and VL spikes

Been on Complera for 6+ years and always been undetectable. Switched to Odefsey by doctor's recommendations based on fewer side effects. Started Odefsey 05/18. Since then I have had 4 viral load spikes to ~200-300 followed by a re-test with Undetect...

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.