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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...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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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 of... Read more »

Viral Load and CD4 count Levels

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South African Treatment Guidelines Need to Consider Viral Load, Not CD4 Count, to Achieve Greater Impact of Treatment as Prevention: Study

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Answering the AIDS Denialists: CD4 (T-Cell) Counts, and Viral Load

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The Effects of Early Syphilis on CD4 Counts and HIV-1 RNA Viral Loads in Blood and Semen

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cd4 or viral load

Posted by Lilly, 2 Replies
When starting to think about treatment, does either counts (cd4s or viral load) play a bigger role? My viral load has recently dropped, but so has my cd4's. My counts are all still at a comfortable level for me with no meds, but at the clinic... Read more »

cd4 at 35 and viral load 521 advice please!!!!

Posted by poliwog, 5 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 possible secondary infections and... Read more »

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

Posted by david73, 8 Replies
Hi ,I'm a 36 yr old ,new to this site and new to this world of hiv.
I have a Dr . that 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... Read more »

CD4 668 - Viral Load 227567 ? about viral load

Posted by Courtkidx, 1 Reply
I just got these results via phone and im just curious if anyone can tell me if I should be worried about my semi high viral load? I know my cd4 count is good. I am newly diagnosed as of dec. 30, 2009. Any info would be appreciated. Read more »