|two readings of Viral load plus 700
Mar 30, 2006
Response from Dr. Sherer
No, I would not be quick to make a change based on this information after such prolonged good success. I would advise you and your doctor to promptly obtain a third viral load and a genotype test, which on occasion will yield a result in spite of a viral load below 1,000 copies/ml. On occassion, blips last longer than a week or two, and its also possible that you are seeing two consecutive blips. I would also review your adherence, and other possible influences on the viral load in the recent past such as viral infections or vaccinations.
I suggest you take this important question and this answer and talk to your doctor about your next steps, and I would wonder, what was his or her advice when you received the second value?
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