The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Understanding Your LabsUnderstanding Your Labs
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

discordant hiv

Jul 22, 2006

I have been hiv poz for 1 1/2 years. Im not on meds and my cd4 has gone up from 450 to 650. my viral has jumped from 480 to 1500 in 3 not sure why my cd4 is going up and viral is going up too i am very healthy and no symptoms yet.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Your viral load is quite low and that change would be considered within assay variability and therefore not a significant change. Another number to follow is your CD4 percent. Although your CD4 count appears to have increased significantly, I suspect the percent has not changed and therefore this is not a real increase.

Why a sudden drop in my cd4 count
HIV induced fever

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



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 nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint