|viral load ranges for first year of infection
Feb 3, 2008
I've been positive for almost a year. I just received my first test results and they were worse than i expected with CD4 of 277 and a viral load of 124,000. Im told that v.l. numbers are often higher in the first year of infection but i'm nervous as it seems high for as great as i feel. Can you give some ranges that i should expect?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Unfortunately the range is undetectable to over a million in the first year of infection. I am not exactly clear if you have only been infected for one year, or this is the first year of you knowing that you are positive, but could have been positive for a longer time. It is likely your viral load numbers will remain high. If on repeat, your numbers are consistent with where they are now, I would recommend starting treatment. Your CD4 count is already in the range where we would recommend starting treatment.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Range For Viral Load In Hcv
- Black Spots After Licking Vagina Worried I Have HIV
- Bloody Nose After Oral Sex With No Protection Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Dry Mouth After Performing Oral Sex Worried I Have HIV
- Itchy Vagina After Anal Fingering Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus Linked To Osteoarthritis
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.