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April 4, 2001

Timing of Antiretroviral Treatment Initiation

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2001;285(13):1702-1703. doi:10.1001/jama.285.13.1702

To the Editor: In their Research Letter, Dr Chaisson and colleagues,1 using data from an ongoing study,2 address the uncertainty of the timing of antiretroviral treatment initiation,3,4 and conclude that both CD4 cell counts and viral load should be considered in deciding when to initiate antiretroviral therapy.