|Viral Load and CD4 count Status?
Oct 17, 2005
I was diagnosed in June'05 as being HIV positive, but not with AIDS. My counts were: CD 4 (202) and VL 75,000. After 5 weeks on Sustiva and Truvada, CD4 was (390) and Ultra (?) 1700. Was this a good sign? I am going for my second counts on October 28th. What should I hope or expect to see with my counts and what is difference between the regular VL count of 75,000 and then the Ultra count of 1700? Thank you.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
You have had an excellent response. The difference between a regular or standard and ultrasensitive viral load assay, is the assay range of copy number they detect. THe standard assay range is from 400-750,000 and the ultrasensitive range is between 50-75,000 copies.
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