Feb 23, 2001
I was infected sometime about 1 year ago and I was just diagnosed with HIV. My viral load was 1420 copies/mL (not sure about t-cells). I'm told it's a good sign that this number is low, but my question is if this is normal. Is it likely to go up quickly, or is a low viral load after a year of infection a good sign? What is "normal" or average viral load after a year of infection? Thanks in advance!
| Response from Dr. Bartlett
Your viral load is quite low, and this is excellent news. It is unlikely to go up quickly, and in my patients like yourself, I encourage them to have follow-up values checked every 3 months.
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