|Viral Load Surpression
Sep 21, 2005
Hello, I just was infected 4 months ago and my counts were 500.000/401 five weeks later and 94.000/518 five weeks after that. Since I am an airline pilot I can only get my medical certification and continue to fly, if the viral load drops below 1000 with a CD4 count of over 350. Since I am hesitant to go on meds, I was wondering if it is possible for the human body to ever decrease the viral load below 1000 by itself ?
Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
I'm curious about your airline's requirement about viral loads-- I've not heard about this in the past.
Now, it's possible that you'll reach a setpoint viral load (the level after the dust has settled after acute infection) that's less than 1000, but this occurs quite infrequently.
Good luck, BY
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