May 18, 2013
I have been HIV positive for 25 years. I started meds in 1990 and then took a drug vacation in 1996 and have not taken any drugs since. My cd4 have been 700 to 900 the last 20 years. My viral load about 20,000. Six months ago the viral load was 35,000 and now 340,000, with cd4 at 705. Should I be concerned about the increase in viral load? I was sick about a month ago which might have been food poisoning, and still have stomach issues which are slowly getting better. Could this have caused the spike in viral load?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
That spike could be the result of an acute illness, which can be more marked in people not on HIV meds. The proof will be on a repeat test.
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