confused with viral loads
Jan 3, 2004
I was Dx HIV+ this past february (2003). my viral loads were as follows: 3/4/03--32673 3/31/03--24402 7/1/03--156869 8/24/03--87130 12/12/03-222000 12/23/03-- <400
my cd4 counts have all been around 600 or higher.
i had a cold mid december, which was treated with bactrim 12/21, but could the cold cause that big a jump?
Response from Dr. Pierone
The spike in viral load in December was probably related to the upper respiratory infection that you had around that time. Remember though, whenever doctors don't know why something happened we are inclined to blame it on a virus.
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