Nov 24, 2007
Hi doc, my fiance was just diagnosed with HIV in Oct. 07. His CD4 was 400 and his VL was 3000, what does this mean and how does that work as far as the transmission of the virus? Thank you.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
He is in pretty good shape. His CD4 count is midly decreased and his viral load is low. Transmission risk is reduced, but it is not zero. This means virus in blood and other secretions (semen, etc) is present and can potential infect others.
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