undetected viral count
Jul 19, 2004
I was infected with HIV in Dec 2003. In February, 2003 I tested positive by ELISA and Western Blot. However, my viral load in March 2003 was at 140, now I am undetectable under 50. My tcell count remains between 850 and 1100. What are the normal viral loads when a person first becomes infected? Also, does the viral load change, or does it remain overall constant over the years.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
In your case, given your very high CD4 count, it is likely you will remain undetectable, or with a very low detectable viral load for quite some time. In almost all cases, the viral load is over 100,000 to > 1 million during the acute infection stage, particularly before antibodies to HIV are made by the immune system.
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