Viral load up slightly, should I be worried?
Jul 6, 2001
Thanks for answering this for me. I started therapy 11 months ago,Sustiva, Ziagen and Epivir and within 2 months my viral load dropped from 60,000 to undetectable. My last bloodwork however showed a slight increase in viral load, from under 50 to 173 copies. I did however in the three months since my prior bloodwork have an increase in T-cells, up by 54. Should I be worried since this is a more than threefold jump or should I relax and wait out my next results in 3 months? I should add that my compliance has been excellent. AP
Response from Dr. Holodniy
The data suggests that many people are subject to these "blips". Overwhelmingly, most people return back to being undetectable, either by the next visit or within the year. At least in the short term (1 year data), there does not appear to be any increased virologic failure in those people who have had blips compared to those who have not. MH
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