|T-cells down but viral load unchanged
Apr 12, 2006
Over the past six months my t-cells have dropped from about 300 to 150, but my viral load has remained essentially unchanged at 30-40k. Does this seem correct to you. It seems to me that when t-cells go down the viral load should go up. Also, I can trace my initial infection to about a year ago. Is this rapid progression typical? I have had my virus phenotyped, and it is the wild type virus. Thoughts?
| Response from Dr. Young
Thank you for your post.
While it is relatively uncommon to see progression from acute infection to CD4 less than 200 in 1 year, this rate of progression can and does happen.
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