|1 Year after infection
Nov 29, 2008
Hi, thanks for this valuable public service you provide. Here is my question: I was infecteced with HIV in October 2007. My first viral load test (October 14, 2008) was 278 and my CD4 count was 686. I am not on medication. I am in very good health and in shape at 47 years old. Does my low viral load mean that I may be a slow progresser.
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for your post.
With a very low viral load, you're likely to have very slow HIV disease progression. There's no guarantee to this, and either way, HIV can still cause enough problems that you should definitely continue to get routine periodic health monitoring and preventive medical care.
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