Viral load on the rise
Jun 18, 2005
My last labs results showed a viral load of 50,000/ t-cell count of 514. The month prior the counts were T-cell 619/Viral load 7,300. I have been positive since Sept'01 and never been on meds. When should I begin to consider such treatment, and are there any other effective ways to defer the necessity of HIV Meds?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
You are not a point yet where treatment is absolutely indicated. Current recommendations are to start treatment when the CD4 count is < 350, or if > 350, if the viral load is > 100,000. I would wait to see another set of labs to see where the trend is going. Current HIV treatment is still the most effective way of preserving immune function.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- If You Wear Condom Can You Still Get Hiv?
- Can I Get Herpes From One Kiss?
- What If I've Never Had Sex And I Have Herpes?
- What Happens When You Have Mouth Herpes?
- What Do I Do If My Girlfriend Has Hpv?
- What Are The Chances Of Getting Herpes Or Warts From A Safe Exposure With A Prostitute?
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.