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Indications for Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy in Resource-Limited Settings

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D Further laboratory testing is required in order to determine whether or not she should be started on antiretroviral therapy.

This answer is incorrect. The December 2009 DHHS antiretroviral therapy guidelines recommend initiating antiretroviral therapy for all patients who have a CD4 count less than 350 cells/mm3, regardless of their HIV RNA level and regardless of clinical symptoms.

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A Antiretroviral therapy is indicated because she has WHO Clinical Stage 3 disease.
B Antiretroviral therapy is indicated because her CD4 count is less than 350 cells/mm3.
C Antiretroviral therapy is not indicated at this time unless she progresses to WHO Stage 4 disease.

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