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Newly Diagnosed & Afraid

Aug 8, 2010

I have this lab repoert and nothing is making sense. They did a Quantitative HIV-1 PCR test. Results: Copies/mL = 257 and LogCopies/mL = 2.41.

What does this mean?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

257 copies and 2.41 log copies are the same thing, but are expressed in different mathematical terms. That result indicates a low positive HIV viral load result.

Cd4 went up but went back down. Recently diagnosed.
CD4 count decrease and viral load decrease

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