Feb 13, 2010
Dr. Young, thanks for responding to my inquiry (Atripla & Siberian Eleuthero Standardized). From what I have been told so far, why I had a viral blip is not really known. I was given the reasons you mentioned. I was getting a series of vaccination shots. However, I was told that there was a lab malfunctioning and that may have affected my viral load result, giving a false viral blip. I was retested several weeks later and it was undetectable. I'm hoping in my case it was a lab error. Are lab errors common?
Response from Dr. Young
Good to hear back from you. If you were in the middle of your vaccination series, this could have caused a transient (and insignficant) elevation in viral load. Alternatively, it could have been a lab error.
Either way, by definition of returning to undetectable on repeat test, your's is a blip. Such transient elevations in viral load have been studied by multiple investigators and are not of any significant prognostic value.
Be well, BY
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
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.