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How long after seroconversion will viral loads and CD4 counts be the "baseline?"
Jul 10, 2007

Hi,

I tested positive June 17th after being sick for a month. I had only felt better for two days when my labs were done. (062007)

My CD4 count was 314; my viral load was >100000. (one-hundred thousand).

I am going to see someone at a university HIV clinic 071207.

My question: If I indeed had ARS when my labs were taken, how long, at what frequency and when will my levels be considered "baseline?"

Thanks

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

If you tested "positive", then by definition, you weren't seroconverting. If there's any doubt, a repeat set of labs when you see the HIV clinic (a month after the first labs) would help sort out the issue.

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