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Low CD4 and viral load

Jun 23, 2007

Is it unusual to have a CD4 at 156 and a Viral Load at 50,000 and what does it mean? What would a typical viral load be with this CD4? Not taking meds but am starting soon.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Unfortunately, there is no direct correlation between CD4 and viral load level. A viral load of 50,000 is moderately high. You definitely need to start meds and I would suggest getting a resistance test before you start meds to make sure you get the most potent regimen.

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