I’ve decided to start ART with CD4=28…
Hi. My CD4 count is 28 and I am suffering from skin disease and cough since last 2 years. I have now decided to start ART. What is possible chance of life in the future?
Hi It is very good you are now starting ART but I wonder why you did not do this earlier.
What made you wait for so long?
Your outlook is still very good.
However, as your CD4 count is less than 50, there is a chance that you might have other infections (called IRIS) over the first few months. Please teel your doctor about any new symptoms. After the first few months everything will be much safer and easier.
Did your doctor checked your eyesght? Also, it is improtatn to take additional antibiotics called co-trimoxazole.
Until your CD4 count get above 100 and then 200, your will also be at higher risk of other infections, but being on ART will also protect you.