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Viral load

Aug 22, 2004

My viral load bounces around a lot. Undectable up to 1500cps/ml. I never miss my drugs and my T-cell count is relatively stable. Should I be concerned?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

That amount of bounce or blipping is a bit high and out of the ordinary. This is either a lab problem, or some resistance may be developing. It might be a good idea to get a resistance test the next time the viral load goes over a 1,000 from being undetectable. That might provide some clues as to what is going on.

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