|Detectable Viral Load for the first time
Mar 11, 2007
Hello Doctor, Sorry I posted this question in the wrong forum few mins ago, so posting it here again.
It was 1 year ago today that I was diagnosed HIV+. My numbers so far have been great. I have had undetectable VL so far (<50), but in my last test my VL jumped to 97. CD4s were 1300 and CD4% was 47%
The max CD4 in all the tests so far was 1392, and mininum 972 (the first test). Percentage has varied from 40%(the first test) to 48.7%
My question is, for the first time my VL is in detectable range. Is this a cause for concern? Does this mean that my VL will continue to rise now? Also, I was on Isonazid to treat latent /inactive tuberculosis in my body. I took that for 9 months. Does Isonazid has anything to do to suppress my VL? I finished the Isonazid course and my VL is in detectable range now!! I'm scared that if the virus continues to rise, I might have to start meds soon!
Please let me know.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
You are in great shape from an immunologic standpoint. That viral load would be considered an assay "blip" and NOT significant. I would not be concerned about it.
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