Nov 17, 2002
I am new diagnosed. The doctor said my viral load is 88,ooo and CD4 is 739. I am wondering does 88,000 mean? I am trying to put things in perspective so I wont be so scared. Thank You Very Much Jeff
Response from Dr. Holodniy
That viral load is moderately high, but not dangerously so. You have a very good CD4 count currently, that would be considered in the normal range. You don't currently need to start any treatment, but that level of viral load bares watching closely because it indicates a high level of virus replication, which can result in your CD4 count decreasing over time.
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