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High Viral Load
Oct 4, 2003

My T-cells have gotten pretty stable at around 500, but my viral load keeps increasing. At my last count it was 231,000. I am trying to stay off meds for as long as possible. It's been two years but I want to keep going. What do I do to get my viral load down? Or should I just go on medication?

Response from Mr. Vergel

The US guidelines recommend treatment if your viral load is over 50,000. Your T cells are good but I think you will pay the price eventually if you do not treat. Talk to your doctor about your options depending on your last genotype. Make sure your doctor tells you the side effects of every one of your options so that you can make an intelligent choice based on your history and life style.


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