viral loads down
Jul 25, 2004
Recently, I took another test and they reported that my viral load went down from 172,000 to 91,000. But my log10 hiv rnn went from 5.36 to 4.962. Does that mean my cd4 count is going down as well? They think the reason that my viral load was high back in april was because i had the flu in jan.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Those values are actually reporting the same thing. A viral load of 172,000 is the same as a log copy number of 5.36. Although those two viral load values appear like they are significantly different, they really are not. We usually look for changes of 3 times (3 fold) or more or > 0.3 log to indicate a significant change in viral load. You did not provide any information about CD4 counts or CD4 percentages, so I could not comment about any significant changes there.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Can Hiv Symptoms Show Up Within A Week?
- Can Lambskin Condoms Stop Hiv Transmission?
- Does Echinacea Conflict With Hiv Drugs?
- In Hiv Does White Blood Cells Or Red Blood Cells Have To Do With Hiv
- What Would Happen If You Had Sex With Someone That Had Genital Warts?
- What Should You Do If You Think You Have Herpes On Lip?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.