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Just tested positive - Really high Viral Load

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cicero:

--- Quote from: Condesa66 on August 30, 2013, 01:38:27 AM ---Who has started meds right after seroconversion and/or starting meds prior to CD4 dropping below 350?  At what CD4 level are people starting meds?  I'm at 398 and my doc has recommended to start treatment. I am also 4-5 months from initial infection.  Waiting for another blood test. Thanks.

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I had CD4 at 442 and viral load over a million right at seroconversion.  My doctor started me on Atripla right away. He is definitely of the line of thought that early treatment has long term benefits, though I understand there are other medical viewpoints on this.  I trust him though so we'll see what these numbers are in October. 

oksikoko:

--- Quote from: Condesa66 on August 30, 2013, 01:38:27 AM ---Who has started meds right after seroconversion and/or starting meds prior to CD4 dropping below 350?  At what CD4 level are people starting meds?  I'm at 398 and my doc has recommended to start treatment. I am also 4-5 months from initial infection.  Waiting for another blood test. Thanks.

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I started meds shortly after seroconversion (within a few months at most). My CD4 was over 900, but starting immediately sounded like the best option. I wish it hadn't taken an extra month waiting for all the tests to come back. I could've started 4 weeks earlier, lol.

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