I was diagnosed June 2011 and ever since my diagnosis, my CD4 has been deteriorating. I was sitting at 393 and my current count is 330. My doctor suggest I start considering taking ARVs. I'm just so confused at the moment and would like to hear from people who are on meds and when did they start taking treatment? I'm only 21 and for some reason, I'm reluctant to start. I just need a bit of insight of what lies ahead and will I not be in risk of organ failure later on in the future due to the toxicity of meds? Any advice is welcomed.
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