Sudden Increase in VL not CD4
Jan 25, 2003
Dear Dr. in Aug my labs were CD4 343 VL 23000. In December CD4 339 VL 71000.My Dr. says that the increase is not alarming but will do another test soon. What could possibly cause the significant increase in VL?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
I agree with your doctor. Although this looks like a big jump, it is within the variability of the assay (a 3 fold or 3 times difference). I agree with just repeating the numbers to reassess.
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