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Author Topic: Ready, Set...When?  (Read 1903 times)

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Offline tednlou2

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Ready, Set...When?
« on: October 08, 2010, 12:01:32 AM »
Just read this article about when to start meds.  Not breaking news here.  We know the debate about when to start.  However, this provides studies that some may have not seen.  The back and forth makes it confusing as to what is best.  It seems most studies are pointing to treating early--above 500 CD4.  I do worry those of us with "good" numbers and delaying HAART will end up being in worse shape thinking we don't need to start yet.

When they talk about people dying with fairly decent CD4's, what are these people dying from?  Is this older people who experience cardio problems and other organ issues?  Or, does someone in their 20's, 30's, and 40's have to worry about dying with higher counts? 


Offline eric48

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Re: Ready, Set...When?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2010, 06:21:57 PM »

you will enjoy reading:


as for the choice of treatment (amoung options left open after genotype...):


and while you are at it:


is off topic but great reading

with your high CD4  and low VL, you have the enviable luxury not to be in rush. yet, given you level of anxiety and duration of infection, it may be now time to move forward.

Cheers  Eric
NVP/ABC/3TC/... UD ; CD4 > 900; CD4/CD8 ~ 1.5   stock : 6 months (2013: FOTO= 5d. ON 2d. OFF ; 2014: Clin. Trial NCT02157311 = 4days ON, 3days OFF ; 2015: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02157311 ; 2016: use of granted patent US9101633, 3 days ON, 4days OFF; 2017: added TDF, so NVP/TDF/ABC/3TC, once weekly


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