|HIV Viral Load
Sep 30, 2012
My friend was HIV positive 6 years ago. He made a test on 03.09.2012. Results: HIV Viral Load=Not detected copies/ml. What does it mean he is HIV negative? CD$:29%;CD$:405;CD8:54%;CD8:749;ratio:0.5;CD3:85%;CD31180. On 24 September new test. Results:CD4:33%;CD4:424;CD8:52%;CD8:662 ratio:0.6;CD3:87%;CD3:1098 Why CD8 and CD3 is decreasing is not good. He is under therapy :Emtriva 200mg,Vireal 300mg and Stocrin 600mg. I'm a doctor of Judicial Science. Please an advise for my friend, does he need treatment, is he positive is he in danger situation? Thank you very much. Kind Regards
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
An undetectable (not detected) HIV viral load is a good thing, and means he has responded to the HIV treatment. It does NOT mean he is HIV negative. He still remains HIV infected. I am not concerned about the fluctuations in t cell counts. He has a very good CD4 count and percent (normal is a count of 500-1500 and a percent of 30-50%), meaning his immune system has not been significantly damaged by the virus.
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