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Question

Diagnosed after an eye test and given Odimune

i had eye inflammation then blood tests were done. i accepted the HIV test and the results were positive. I\’m not sick nor was I sick before now my doctor recommended Odimune as a chronic med. will this not trigger the immune system and start  having symptoms?

Answer

Hi there

How are you doing? Was this something you were expecting?

Even though the news can be difficult it is better to know so you can access treatment.

HIV medicines are recommended for everyone who is HIV positive. They are used to reduce the amount of virus in your body and this lets your immune system become stronger again.

This is a good thing. It only trigger your immune system to have symptoms if your CD4 count is very low – ie less than 50 cells/mm3. Even then, this is a good thing because people in this situation really need a strong immune system to fight infections.

Has the clinic given you a CD4 test yet?

This usually the first test after finding out you are positive.

Please see this guide for more info about treatment.
https://i-base.info/guides/starting

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