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A 34-year-old female asked:

Hiv positive,cd4 96,viral load 23500, not yet on treatment with night sweats,loss of appetite and loss of weight. cxr unremarkable,esr 130,urine lam negative,unable to cough out sputum. rest of blood panel is normal. what is the next course of action?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Get treatment ASAP: Run to your doctor to get on anti-HIV medication before you get serious infection. Wish you good health!
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Treatment: A bronchoscopy to test lung fluid for bacteria, fungi and viral causes of a possible lung infection may be indicated. Your dry cough is concerning and a CT image may identify additional areas of concern. Treatment of your HIV is indicated and an appointment with your HIV specialist is suggested.

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