|differences in viral load
Jun 30, 2001
Hi Mark. I have heard viral load can be very different. And in the weeks after hiv-infection it can be very high. Up to 10 000 000 copies ml. blood. Is it always that viralload reach such a high level in the first weeks after infection? Is it likely people have ars during the time viralload is many millions copies ml.blood? Thanks.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
The viral load is detectable in all people with acute infection that have been studied. The levels do not have to be that high. There is not necessarily a correlation between viral load level and degree of symptoms.
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