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T-cell & viral load
Nov 30, 2005

I'm looking to find out how much it cost to get T-cell and viral load counts done on mine and my wifes blood. I'm HIV positive and she is negative and we are trying to do research on both of our t-cell and viral loads. If you do not know can you please point me in the right direction. I can probably get it from a docter but I do not take meds and so I dont have a docter in the first place.

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

Seems to me that if you have HIV and don't yet have a doctor, the first thing to do is to find a doctor. In my state, it's very difficult to get laboratory testing of any sort unless it's ordered by a healthcare provider. Further, counsel might help you answer the questions that you have about your (and your wife's) immune health. It's really important for your health to know about your T cell count and viral load, indeed standard of care.

If you need assistance looking for a doctor in your community, contact your local AIDS service organization (check out the yellow pages or or the American Academy of HIV Medicine (

Good luck, BY

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