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Why are CD4 count levels for starting HAART different in India?

Q: Is the treatment for HIV available in India? Is it at par with the US and other European countries? In these countries, HAART is initiated when the CD4 count is 350, so why it is started late in India?

A:Yes, treatment for HIV is available in India - on par with the US etc. CD4 count levels for starting HAART are different for different countries because of rate of progression of the disease in various races; co-existing diseases in the HIV positive person etc.

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