|THE DRASTIC CHANGE? WHY SO MUCH?
Apr 8, 2007
My doctors can estimate I was infected within the last month. I had a rash, and a horrible throat problem, and they thought that it was a virus and nothing else. So I did lab work and got my answer on HIV status. They realized that I was converting. So my drop in the virus seems drastic in my eyes.
I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH HIV FEB 28,07 (VIRAL LOAD OF 248,000 AND CD4 OF 443). I DID LABS AGAIN ON MARCH 27TH, AND MY VIRAL IS NOW 9,000 AND MY CD4 IS 617. IS THAT NORMAL FOR SUCH A DRASTIC CHANGE? I AM NOT ON MEDS, AND I AM FREAKING OUT BECAUSE 9,000 IS SUPER GOOD COMPARED TO 248,000 SO I AM WORRIED. MAYBE THE TEST IS WRONG, BUT MY DOCTOR SAYS NO THAT ITS NOT WRONG.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
No, that decrease in viral load would be consistent with what we see during acute infection.
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