Sep 6, 2003
i was tested for the first time using the amplicor hiv-1 method. I don't understand the results. Test: HIV RNA QN PCR ULTRA V1.5 Results Copies/ml (ultra) 1120 Logcopies/ML 3.05 What does this mean?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Your viral load results are reported in two ways. The actual number is 1120 copies/ml of blood plasma. Another way to express the same number is to report the number as the base 10 log copy/ml. So the number 10 is 1 log, 100 is 2 logs, 1,000 is 3 logs and so on. You will see viral load reported both ways on websites and clinical trial reports.
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