|Viral load up
Mar 26, 2007
Hi, my son is HIV+. He started med 2 year ago. Viral load was undetectable and cd4 465 3 months ago. Last test Cd4 685, but viral load was 2200. He had bronchitis, diarehea and was taking antibiotics 1 week prior to his last appointment. Could the illness and antibiotics have had an impact on his labs? Should he retake the labs? Thanks in advance.
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello, Concerned Mom,
Any intercurrent illness can cause a transient rise in HIV plasma viral load. The antibiotics would not affect HIV-related tests, including viral loads. Yes, I would suggest he repeat his labs four-six weeks after the bronchitis and diarrhea have completely cleared.
Good luck to both you and your son. He's lucky to have such a concerned mom!
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