|Viral Load Ranges
Feb 16, 2003
My friend was recently diagnosed with HIV. His first lab results came back with a CD4 count of 306 and a Viral Load count of 50,000. What does this mean? What are the range limits for Viral Load? With his results does he need to start treatment?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
The range of viral load in people not on treatment ranges from about 50 to 1 million copies/ml. The current guidelines suggest that people with CD4 counts < 350 and/or viral loads > 50,000/ml, should be on treatment.
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