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New Labs - Jump in VL

Jul 7, 2007

Hello Doctor,

I'm HIV+ for since March 2006, and all this while my VL has been undetectable (except once when it was 97). My CD4s have always been in 1000-1400 range, CD4% range being 40-48%.

But my VL jumped quite a bit in my last blood test (last month)..The new numbers are: CD4 1150, CD4% 42, VL 734 !!

I never have had this high VL, and it concerns me. Should I be concerned or is it just a spike that will probably go down in my next test??

Please answer.


Response from Dr. Holodniy

Probably a blip that will go back down. I would not be concerned at this time.

Treatment inertia
my cd4=184 vl=26036

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