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Average Time To Seroconvert Low Viral Load

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HIV Viral Load Testing

As a person with HIV, having your viral load tested will likely be an importantpart of your plan to stay healthy. You will have the test done regularly,and it will be one of several factorsyou and your doctor will look at whendeciding how to manage your infection. This brochure introduces you tothe viral load test and answers basicquestions about how it fits into yourtreatment plan. What is the viral load test? A viral load test measures...
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Thanks for your comments and information about the possibility that people with undetectable viral might be able to infect HIV negative people and contribute to HIV superinfection, but is there any research revealing the actual numbers of such...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, we do not have reliable information as to how often this phenomenon occurs. As you can probably imagine it is quite challenging to conclusively prove that a particular strain of HIV was transmitted to an already infected individual. This... Read more »

low cd4 low viral load

HiI was diagnosed with HIV a year ago and was told i had a sc4 of 230 and viral load of 30000 over all % was 31. My cd4 three mouths latter went up to 450 and the other tests stayed the same. Yesterday the results show a drop in cd4 to 311 and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post.Let me say this again. Just because one has a low viral load does not preclude having CD4 declines (even rapid ones). The trends that we speak of here are the average of many-- hence, it's not unusual at all to see... Read more »

Low Viral Load low CD4

I am a widower, got infected in 1999, was diagnosed HIV+ in Sep 2004 and have commenced treatment. Have low CD4 of 83, but low viral load of 2000. Have commenced Lamivudine+Zidovudine+Nevirapine since 23.9.04. Any expectations as to what to expect...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Well now, which is it, you or the wife? There are some gender specific differences that do impact selection of antiretroviral therapy and this seems a good time to address some of them. Nevirapine (Viramune) is more likely to cause liver toxicity... Read more »

Viral Load High CD4 Average

Thanks Doc for your time.My Current Viral load is 160,000. My CD4 count is at 436. I recently contracted HIV 6 months ago. My doctor has advised me to wait on taking medication, is this wise?Should I look into treatment with such a high viral...
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
If you were infected within the last 6 months, it is possible that your viral load could drop a bit more, or you have reached your set-point now. There is no urgency for you to start HIV medications given what your current CD4 count is. If on the... Read more »
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Help me make sense of these results if you can - low viral load

Posted by Souledout, 5 Replies
Hi, I tested positive on 18th september. Massive shock all round and then the usual route of worry, stress and then acceptance. Great support from my friends and partner which has helped a great deal.

My doctor thinks my infection was in the last 3... Read more »


Posted by mobieorly123, 2 Replies
Im wondering if people that had symtoms when they first aquired HIV did you feel symtoms and could you list them Read more »

One exposure = seroconvertion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everybody.
I had 1 unprotected anal exposure to a person at high risk. There was no ejac. (but probably precum) but later he fingered and there might be some on his finger. It is true that it is reasonable I should consider him as positive in... Read more »

i think i'm seroconverting right now

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Several high-risk sessions in the past few months.
Now, the 4th day of fever.... no cough or respiratory symptoms.. just fever and body aches. Read more »