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Cd4 Levels And Viral Load

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cd4 levels vs. viral load.

I'm just curious if one has more importance over the other when considering starting treatment and at what levels of each should one think about starting treatment. My cd4 count is 504 and I have a viral load of 67,138. I recently found out of my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...I don't think that the question should be viewed as an either - or situation. Both CD4 count and viral load contribute independently to the risk of AIDS progession or AIDS events.The CD4 count probably gives the most accurate assessment Read more »

Viral Load and CD4 count Levels

My girlfriend and I tested HIV +ve on August 31, 2007. That same day the took blood Sample for HIV... Read more »

Viral load & treatment

I just received lab results today. CD4 350, and viral load 23,000. I haven't started treatment... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Viral Load Testing

...directly . Why is indirect or direct measurement important? Because the same sample, tested with both tests, will give different viral load measurements. Here's another way to think of the differences between these two tests: One way to describe... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

... What Is Viral Load? How Is the Test Used? How Are Changes in Viral Load Measured? Viral Load "Blips" What Do the Numbers Mean? Are There Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...starting the drugs. If your viral load goes up while taking HIV drugs, you and your health care provider should take another viral load measurement. If that result is the same or higher, your drugs may not be working as well as they should. You... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...cells. In order to enter a CD4 cell, HIV attaches itself toreceptors on the outside (surface) of the cell. Each CD4 cell has a CD4 receptor and two co-receptors called CCR5 and CXCR4on its surface. To enter the CD4 cell, HIV must attach to the... Read more »
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cd4 at 35 and viral load 521 advice please!!!!

Posted by poliwog, 4 Replies
...I just got back my labs. I started on Combivir and Kaletra 6 months ago. My viral load was over 100K and mt cd4 at 90. Afer 6 months my VL wentr way down but my cd4 count is 35. I was given two meds to fight any Read more »

Why are my levels so low?

Posted by ch0182, 1 Reply
...first, I had to wait 3 weeks because I just started a new job and my benefits had not kicked in yet. Her levels were CD4 - 467 Viral Load 18752. Because of her being pregnant, she started on meds right away. Now this is what concerns me, ... Read more »

Yesterday, My Life Changed Forever

Posted by NeverLoved24, 4 Replies
...healthy and never in a hospital or on any meds ever. So to read that I must change everything just to keep CD4 levels up and viral load low, I am going crazy and feeling more depressed by the second. I don't know how I could be so careless and... Read more »

CD4, 320 , Viral load 26000, what to do??????

Posted by david73, 8 Replies
...specializes in hiv, I was diagnosed 5 mos ago.and my last blood test was done last week and results are in today ...... cd4 320, viral load 26000. this is the 4 th blood test done, and the viral load has come down a few thousand and cd4 has gone... Read more »