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5/16/13 4:19 A

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He's doing fine - but it was a long haul to get his numbers in a good zone, and it could have been prevented (the infection as well as the dismal numbers) if he had started the meds earlier.

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5/15/13 6:37 A

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How's he doing now?

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5/15/13 12:55 A

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Yeah, things are okay until suddenly they aren't. DH would have been so much better off had he started the meds sooner - except he kept getting false negative readings, until he developed PML (secondary neurological infection in the brain) and started falling down in the street. Literally. Scared him into going to a hospital, getting rigorous testing (including viral load), and the drs and I told him he needed to go on the meds or die. That drastic.

So while the meds aren't great, well, from our experience I'd tell anyone to start them ASAP!

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5/14/13 5:24 P

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Apr 27, 2013

Hi Dr Mark

It is true that All positive people should start medication ??? .. Now I have been HIV+ for 18 months off medication and my values are 1180 VL and CD4 1091 and always same or around this values . I checked it every 4 months ... What do u think? Thanks so much.


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That is the current thinking and recommendation. However, given your normal CD4 count and low viral load level, you can afford to watch and defer HIV treatment for a period of time, provided the numbers don't change significantly.


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