sudden jump in viral load
Oct 27, 2013
Have been undetectable for 7yrs on a regimen of lexiva, norvir, truvada. Within 4 months viral load went to 13,350. CD count is 960 and %cd4 is 32.0. FYI have been HIV+ for 28 years and was previously on crixivan, zerit, and epivir. Could this be a blip or failure? Waiting on new labs
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Assuming no break in you taking your meds, a viral load increase from undetectable to 13,000 would not be considered a blip. The first thing that needs to be done is to recheck the viral load. It could have been a lab error and this was not really your result. If the repeat is undetectable than no worries and nothing to do. If the repeat is really 13,000 then the next thing that needs to be done is a resistance test to see whether your virus has become resistant to the HIV meds you are taking. From there a likely change in your regimen would be required.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- People Who Spread Hiv With Infected Needles
- Is It Safe To Get Hep B Vaccine Twice?
- Chances Of Having Hiv After Sex With An Hiv Positive Person
- Can You Transfer Hiv Through Aids Rashes And Bumps?
- Will My Husband Give Me Bacterial Vaginosis?
- What Happens When Bacterial Vaginosis Goes Untreated?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.