SIGNIFAGANCE OF LEVELS
Feb 3, 2013
MY VIRAL LOAD IS SLIGHTLY OVER 800,000.WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF THIS LEVEL OF VIRAL LOAD AND JUST HOW HIGH IS IT? ALSO, MY T-CELLS ARE 1050 , WHAT COULD THIS MEAN?THANK YOU PLEASE HELP
Response from Dr. Holodniy
That is a very high viral load. Your CD4 count of 1050 is in the normal range (500-1500). In general, if that level of viral load is sustained, meaning it stays over 100,000 or more, people are a greater risk of progressing and losing CD4 cells (and therefore immune control of infection) quicker. If your CD4 count does remain this high on the next test, you should consider starting HIV treatment.
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