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How Fast Does Viral Load Increase

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Women and HIV Viral Load

Table of Contents What Is a Viral Load? How Are Viral Load Results Used? When Should You Be Tested? Women and Viral Load Areas of Future Viral Load Research What Is a Viral Load? HIV attacks immune system cells called CD4 cells. HIV enters these cells and turns them into virusfactories that produce thousands of copies of HIV. As the virus grows, itdamages or kills CD4 cells, weakening your immune system. Viral load is the...
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viral load increasing so soon after fantastic baseline results.

I am a 29yo guy and was diagnosed as HIV indeterminate in March this year, I subsequently fully sero-converted a month later. At the time my t-cell count was increasing to 574 and my viral-load was dropping to below 1000. This was my baseline...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I am not sure I would have come to those conclusions so soon after seroconversion. Usually we wait about 3-6 months after seroconversion to determine what people's viral load "setpoint" is in the absence of treatment. The setpoint is... Read more »

Will PROCRIT shots increase my viral load?

Hey Dr. Bob,My viral load is now finally below detectable levels! Yeah!!! that's the good news. The bad news is that Viracept is shitty medicine so to speak. Pardon my language but I am now intimately acquainted with every restroom in this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Dear Friend,Congratulations on getting your viral load under control! I fully realize the effort it takes to adhere to these complex and potent medications especially when their side effects are so unpleasant! First regarding the... Read more »

Declinning T-Cell while Increasing Viral Load

My labs have been consistantly coming back between 549 and 620 since I originally tested positive two years ago. In June I had a small outbreak of shingles my labs at this time were CD4 549 Viral 17,000, 21% ratio. I retested in mid Aug 2009 to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,HIV disease can be quite variable from person to person. Not everyone's clinical course follows the usual pattern. There are some well-known potential causes of rapid drops in CD4 and concurrent rises in HIV plasma viral load. They would... Read more »

Can Iron & Zinc supplementation increased Viral Loads?

I understand that in South Africa the Dept of Health advises against Iron & Zinc supplementation due to the concern that it causes increased Viral Loads? Are you familiar with this theory? Is there any science confirming this? I would have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nutrition can be a confusing topic, particularly when broken down to the level of vitamin, mineral and micronutrient components. As it turns out, not having enough (a deficiency) can lead to problems. However, over-supplementing can lead to... Read more »
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Coffe may increase viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I read an acticle about coffee increasing viral load has anyone else read this?

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Its all happening too fast

Posted by mentaluproar, 1 Reply
I was diagnosed last month, after dating a positive for 2 years. I have been tested every 6 months and nothing has ever shown up, except for various other STDs my ex brought home to me. We used protection and I was there for him. (Actually, I... Read more »

Cat Scratch and Undetectable Viral Load

Posted by qqq1, 1 Reply
I recently had an encounter with a guy where pre cum got on my hand and shirt. I found out that he is hiv positive with an undetectable viral load, so he claims. After the incident I believe I washed my hands, but precum was still on my shirt and... Read more »

viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does the viral load go up after exposure or during ARS ?
And then does it go back down after 6 months? Read more »