|995 Viral Load
Apr 8, 2007
Thanks Dr. Holodniy.
I have been poz for 18 months. CD, 525,475,678,325,525 most recent. The 325 I had a bout of Mexican Water Disease. My VL has been 45K,55K,63K,1Million,and recent 995K. My percent has always been 20% +/-. Since my bout of Giardia my VL from what I thought would go down however it has not. In your opinion would you think medication would be recommended if my VL stays the same or goes higher?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Yes, I would be concerned to see you continue to have such a high viral load. Although it looked relatively consistent and much lower before your GI infection, if it stays high, the infection is either still present or it caused a significant increase in CD4 cell activation and hence viral replication which has not calmed down yet.
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