|Less-Accurate Viral Load testing
Mar 1, 1999
My DR thinks that, since my viral load (no-matter-what) is always greater-than 500,000, then it really does not need to be more precisely quantified. Is that true?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
YES. That is an extremely high viral load and requires prompt treatment, or a change in the regimen if you are already receiving treatment. That viral load indicates that the HIV infection is chewing up alot of T cells at a very high rate. At that level it doesn't matter if it is 500,000 or 2 million. MH
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