Is my doctor right to say other infections could kill me?
I tested HIV+ last week. My CD4 count is now 225 and I have started on medication.
My dermatologist says that any slight infection will result in deterioration of my condition leading to death. Is he correct? What precautions I should take?
I am 28, male and a full time working professional with public.
Thanks for your question.
Without more details, I think your doctor maybe exaggerated the worry from other infections. This would be serious if you were not on treatment, but the medication should now protect you against other infections.
Also, your CD4 count is still pretty strong and being on treatment will increase this further.
How are you doing otherwise? It can be tough to find out your are positive but the treatment is really very good.