follow up on viral load clarity
Nov 22, 2009
I am HIV+. In April my viral load was 112 and now it is 28631. I am very healthy and taking good care of myself, except that during the month of October i was under tremendous emtional and psychological strain (work related and relationship related). With my viral load at this number, is there a need for me to start taking ARV's or should i just work on my emotional well being and then check the viral load again? My doctor simply gave me a script to go and get ARV's and I just need another oipnion before taking them.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
You don't indicate what your CD4 count/percent was at both of these time points, so it is difficult to know what might be going on with those HIV two viral loads. Assuming your CD4 count is < 350, then HIV treatment is likely indicated.
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 TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.