Viral load blip
Oct 7, 2007
After 3 years of maintaining an undectable viral load, recent labs came back with a 147 v/l. I realize it's not a high reading but why would this occur if I always take my meds. Could it be time to change? I am really confused....
Response from Dr. Pierone
Occasionally a viral load blip will occur in someone with long-term virologic control on HAART. A viral load blip is defined as a temporary increase in viral load. So if the next viral load is undetectable this event would qualify as a blip. If the next viral load is also detectable then it might signify viral breakthrough. In a situation like yours (3 years of controlled viral replication) it will probably be a blip and nothing further will need to be done. A change in therapy is warranted if clearly documented viral breakthrough with viroloic failure occurs. Thanks for posting and good luck!
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Is It Bad To Scratch Shingles?
- What Else Causes Genital Warts Other Then Hpv?
- What Can Cause Blisters On Vagina Besides Herpes?
- What Are Over The Counter Treatments For Genital Warts?
- Effects Of Touching Genital Warts With A Finger
- What Are The Chances Of Getting Genital Herpes While Using A Condom?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.