|Elite Controller Labs
Oct 5, 2008
On March 18, 2008 you answered a question concerning blips. My situation is similiar to the this case. Ive been positive for approx 4 1/2 years my VL has always been undetectable (<50) and my CD4% is approx. 39% with CD4: 720 and CD8s: 660. Today I got results back and my VL was 1,630. Can you please let me know if you think this is just a blip or am I trending up. If it is trending up, do you think I will be a slow progressor. Do I need to be concerned now.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Although somewhat higher than what we would see with a traditional blip, given where your CD4 count/percent and viral loads have been for the last 4 years, I would not be concerned. I still think it likely to be a blip. However, it does require repeat testing. Most likely you will see it go back down.
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