The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Understanding Your LabsUnderstanding Your Labs
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

HIV Viral Load

Jun 8, 2008

My boyfriend's test results came back stating that his viral load is 94,000. What does that mean? How progressed is the HIV? Are treatments going to lower his viral load?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Yes, HIV treatment will certainly lower the viral load, in most cases, the viral load will become undetectable in the blood (< 50 copies/mL). That level of HIV viral load is moderately high, but not extremely so. The other important number to know and follow is the CD4 count and percent, which is a measure of how damaged the immune system has become as a result of HIV infection.

HCV Load

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



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 nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint