Above all, I wish you well and please take care of yourself before you helping so many people like me.
I am a HIV positive man, HIV is being detected this month. My CD4 is around 248, viral load approximately 24,200. I am consulting my doctor about cocktail therapy. My family and my wife knew about this condition, but we all wonder is cocktail therapy a life-long treatment or there is a possibility we can break off in certain conditions.
I went through your articles, some of them debated about it. Therefore, I wish you hear your thoughts or some reference you recommend.
Wish you well and have a nice weekend.
I wouldn’t recommend that you should expect to break off therapy. In extreme conditions such as long-term overseas travel (>3 months) without stable drug supply, there is no choice but to stop treatment temporarily and restart therapy after you return. However, given the fact that your CD4 is already low, even after your CD4 count recovers well under cocktail therapy in the future, it’s highly likely your CD4 count will drop rather quickly (back to 200 something) if your cocktail therapy is stopped. I don’t think it’s a good idea for you to stop cocktail therapy in any time.