• Laura was not initiated on therapy
  • After 9 months she remained asymptomatic, however, both her CD4 count and viral load had changed:
    • CD4 count 296 cells/mm3
    • Viral load 60,200 copies/mL
    • On repeat tests, CD4 count 300 cells/mm3
  • Laura informs you that she is still in a long-term relationship with her partner
  • According to the guidelines, Laura fits the criteria for treatment initiation.
  • Laura says she is currently taking oral contraceptives and claims her partner generally uses a condom during intercourse