|First viral load very high. Normal?
Aug 12, 2007
I am newly infected. I was sick in June so I got tested for hiv. I got a neg result on June 28. Then on June 29 I went to my doctor and he did a viral load to see if I was in the acute phase. Unfortunately it came back showing a viral load greater than 750,000. When someone is in the acute phase and testing neg on an antibody test is a viral load this high something to really worry about?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
No, not usually. Once your immune system has begun to contain viral replication, the viral load will drop. Usually at 6-12 months, we can determine what your "set point", or what the stable viral load level you will have is.
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