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increase in viral load

Apr 17, 2010

Hi,I am recently diagnosed as HIV positive, do not receive a treatment yet. After six months I ve got 4 CD4 count and, two viral load test results. CD4 counts were 610, 650, 720, 690 which I assume is ok but in six months, the viral load increased to 7200 from the initial level of 650. Is this increase a bad sign? would it continue? Or can it be considered as within the frame of a random fluctuation?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

That is a little more than reasonable fluctuation, but the result is still a very low viral load result. I am not concerned given your CD4 count is in the normal range.

CD 4 dropping, do I start med's?

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