Mar 17, 2007
My CD4 count is 235 and my viral load is undetectable in the 50 count. My doctor tells me the virus cannot be detected by the scientific means we have today. 14 months ago I had pneumonia with a CD4 of 6. What does the viral count mean in my case. Thank you,
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
It means that it is undetectable given the assay detection limits we have today. It does NOT mean that HIV is no longer detectable in you. I assume you are taking HIV meds. By stopping the virus from replicating and destroying CD4 cells, you have managed to recover a significant portion of your immune system, as measured by the increase in CD4 count.
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