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Viral Load Question
Dec 24, 2005

Hi,

I'm 36 and I've been hiv+ for 4 years. My viral load has ranged from 4000 to 12000.(19000 when I first found out)My T cells usually range from 550-750. I've never taken any HIV medications!

But, this week, after 4 years, my viral load was undetectable? My Dr. was quite surprised, she had to double check to see that my numbers were correct. She said that she has never seen anyone drop down to undetectable with no meds.

In the last year my viral load had gone from 12,000 to 8,000 to 4,000 to undetectable (30) today.

What does this sound like to you? Is this common?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Very uncommon and not readily explainable. If it was once, it could be lab error. If confirmed on repeat testing with a different blood sample then it is likely to be real.



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