I NEED HELP WITH MY VIRAL LOAD TESTS
Nov 25, 2006
DOCTOR, I GOT HIV ON SEPT 2005, THESE ARE MY NUMBERS:
MARCH 2006 CD4: 607 VL: 83.000
JUNE 2006 CD4: 272 VL: 81.000
SEPT 2006 CD4: 372 VL: 81000
OCT 2006 CD4: 446 VL: 344.000 !!!!!
I AM NOT IN MEDS, BUT I CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHY MY VIRAL LOAD HAS INCREASED THAT WAY IN JUST ONLY 1 MONTH!, COULD IT BE A LAB MISTAKE? I FEEL GOOD, I HAVE A HEALTHY LIFESTILE, I DO NOT UNDERSTAND...AND ONLY 1 YEAR INFECTED. HELP ME PLEASE. THANX DOCTOR.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Both your CD4 count and viral load have bounced around a bit. I am not that concerned as there has generally been stability over time. Sometimes, acute infections, vaccinations, or other causes can result in a transient increase in viral load.
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