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Avoiding the Rebound

Avoiding the Rebound

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Initiating antiretroviral therapy can briefly boost the chances of developing, having a relapse, or experiencing a flare-up of an opportunistic infection through an unusual condition called immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome. U.K. researchers reported in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases that HIVers most at risk for IRIS are those starting treatment with very low CD4-cell percentages. CD4s when starting therapy: lower than 10%; Increased risk of IRIS: three times. CD4s when starting therapy: 10% to 15%; Increased risk of IRIS: two and a half times. CD4s when starting therapy: greater than 15%; Increased risk of IRIS: zero.

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Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.

Ryan is the Digital Director of The Advocate Channel, and a graduate of NYU Tisch's Department of Dramatic Writing. She is also a member of GALECA, the LGBTQ+ society of entertainment critics. While her specialties are television writing and comedy, Ryan is a young member of the LGBTQ+ community passionate about politics and advocating for all.