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What does absolute CD4, Log Conversion and Viral load mean?
Sep 29, 2013

I am 33 yr old male. Diagnosed HIV positive in March 2013. Put on Atripla on 27 June 2013 after a very bad symptomatic seroconversion and absolute CD4 count of 275. Now on 15 September my absolute CD4 count is 365, my viral load is 393 copies/ml and my log conversion is 2,59 Log (copies/ml). What does this mean?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Although you don't indicate what your baseline HIV viral load was before starting treatment, you have had a good CD4 count increase over 3 months and your viral load is now quite low, but not yet undetectable. That will come in the next few weeks to months. A viral load of 393 copies/ml is the same thing as 2.59 log copies/ml, just expressed in a different mathematical format.



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