How soon after taking Isentress will my symptoms improve?

A number of factors influence when and how effectively Isentress will work to improve or prevent symptoms, including the stage of the HIV infection and the effectiveness of the other medications combined with Isentress. Doctors usually prefer to start Isentress treatment before someone's amount of CD4 cells (T-cells) goes under 300-350 cells/ml. As of now, the long term effects of Isentress treatment are unknown. However, studies that have been conducted over the course of 48 weeks found that Isentress effectively decreases someone's viral load (the amount of HIV present in the bloodstream) while increasing the amount of CD4 cells. Talk to your doctor if your HIV symptoms do not seem to be improving or if they get worse.

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