Sep 20, 2007
recently my hiv blood tests came back. i get checked every three months. this time my viral load was 68.they said that anything below 50 is undetectable. my cd4 or t cells are graet at 1049. should i worry about my viral load being 18 above 50? thanks.
Response from Dr. Young
Nope. I wouldn't worry. A single detectable viral load in this range neither is predictive of treatment failure or disease progression.
More often than not, a repeat test in a few weeks will continue to show the <50 level.
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