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Viral Load & starting meds
Jan 21, 2006

Dear Doc A big thanks in advance. I was infected I believe 1 and half year ago. I am not on meds. I received my 1st CD4 / VL test yesterday DR. wrote T4= 529 (32%) which he said was good but also VL= >750,000 My Dr. said this is a high number for a VL, but doesn't feel I need to start on meds yet. Is this unusual ? Is there a certain point where a VL's number becomes dangerous to someone although they don't have symptoms of a cold, pneumonia, etc just slight problems with diarrhea and upset stomach? NO nightsweats, weakness etc. Thank You again.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Your CD4 count and percentage are in great shape now. We are usually concerned when the CD4 count goes below 200, which is when serious infections begin to develop. You don't need immediate treatment, but if your viral load persists in being that high, you may be somebody who will need to start treatment sooner rather than later.



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