|high viral load
Dec 4, 2005
sir,i have a high vl of 264300 and cd4 of 170 (8.1%) my doctor has started me on d4t 30mg + 3tc 150mg twice daily and effavirenz 600mg once at night. i also had a stomach infection which my doc told me by looking at my tongue. he has also started me on probiotics . he is confident my vl will come to undetectable levels in 3 to 4 months . can stomach infection be a cause for high vl? should i ask him to add another drug as i am uncomfortable with such high vl nos. it has been six days since i have started meds and have never been late in taking meds. your advice will be highly appreciated
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
The details are in what the "stomach infection" really is. It is possible, but not reported that a stomach infection might result in a higher than usual viral load. This type of infection can be caused by different viruses, bacteria and fungus, all of which require a diagnosis and different kinds of treatment.
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