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viral load spike
Nov 17, 2012

I was first diagnosed a HIV positive back in late September and my viral load was 90,000. About a week ago I had my first visit with my doctor where he had me do more labs and I just got the results of my viral load which is now 190,000 ... I have not yet started treatment so is that something about which I should be wary ... What does that mean?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Although the difference appears to be significant, that could just represent assay variability. On the other hand, it could represent a real increase because of acute infection. Another time point or two will determine which way the viral load is going.



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