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Posted by: Ruvimbo | 2011/02/02

Next step after CD4 count results

hi,my mentally challenged sister in zimbabwe was raped and is now HIV positive.Her CD4 count is above 600.I would like to know what is the next step,what medication she should take,coz they ddnt suggest anything in zimbabwe.

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Hallo Ruvimbo
No antiretroviral treatment is needed until the CD4 count drops to 300 or less. She may need to use preventative medication for TB and pneumonia, expecially if she lives in a house with someone with TB. She needs to eat healthy food and take a multivitamin supplement if possible. There is a very good supplement called Sibusiso ready food (ask a pharmacy if they can order it for you) if you can afford it. It looks like peanut butter and you can eat it with bread etc.
See http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/contentfiles/HIVandItsTreatment_cbrochure_en.pdf
dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2011/02/02

Hallo Ruvimbo
No antiretroviral treatment is needed until the CD4 count drops to 300 or less. She may need to use preventative medication for TB and pneumonia, expecially if she lives in a house with someone with TB. She needs to eat healthy food and take a multivitamin supplement if possible. There is a very good supplement called Sibusiso ready food (ask a pharmacy if they can order it for you) if you can afford it. It looks like peanut butter and you can eat it with bread etc.
See http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/contentfiles/HIVandItsTreatment_cbrochure_en.pdf
dr Bets

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