When should I start treatment?
Do I have to wait for my CD4 count to go down before I start treatment?
Answer: Lisa Thorley
Thanks for getting in touch.
The World Health Organisation recommend that everyone who is living with HIV should be on medication. This is even if people have high CD4 counts. Therefore, instead of waiting for your CD4 to fall, you should be on medication.
For why starting treatment early is a positive thing, please see the results of the START study: