|exponential viral load increase
May 31, 2001
i seroconverted june 00', diagnosed august 00' per my doctor. i started on combivir and sustiva at that time. my cd4 has stayed in range 700-1,300. however, my VL has gone from 325,000 (baseline) and steadily dropped over past 6 months to 60 as of february 01'. i just went for my 3 month checkup as of may 01' and my VL climbed to 75,000. i am susceptible to all HIV meds (per genotype testing august 00'). i have adhered to my drug regimen religously. what could have caused such a jump in such a short time? is it a possible error in the test, a co-infection with another non-susceptible hiv strain, or the drug regimen failing so soon? i will be retesting to verify if results were correct. thanks again for your insight!
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Any one of the reasons you have posed could be in play. Repeating the test is the best course of action. MH
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