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Does A Viral Load Tell How Long You Had Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People on Long-Term Antiretroviral Treatment Continue to Have Low HIV Viral Loads, Study Finds

HIV-positive people who take antiretroviral drugs for several years continue to have low HIV viral loads, according to a study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , BBC News reports. For the study,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Long-Term Suppression of Viral Load and Sustained CD4 Cell Increase Reduce Risk of Cervical HPV Infection for HIV-Positive Women

Women infected with HIV also have high rates of infection with high-risk strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) that cause cervical cancer. Researchers in Brussels, Belgium, have proved that an undetectable viral load and sustained immune... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/Malaria Co-Infection Nearly Doubles HIV Viral Load, Increases Chance of Transmission, Study Says

The HIV viral load levels of an HIV-positive person nearly doubles when he or she becomes co-infected with malaria, increasing the likelihood that the person could transmit the virus to someone else, according to a study published in the Jan. 15... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Undetectable Viral Load Infection and Superinfection (FINDINGS SUGGEST HIV CAN BE TRANSMITTED FROM MSM WITH UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD 2009) (SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

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 »

How long after seroconversion will viral loads and CD4 counts be the "baseline?"

Hi,I tested positive June 17th after being sick for a month. I had only felt better for two days when my labs were done. (062007)My CD4 count was 314; my viral load was >100000. (one-hundred thousand). I am going to see someone at a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.If you tested "positive", then by definition, you weren't seroconverting. If there's any doubt, a repeat set of labs when you see the HIV clinic (a month after the first labs) would help sort out the issue.BY... Read more »

Lived OK with 200000 viral load a long time OK?

I am a French 32 year old man living between France and Britain. I've been HIV+ since 02.1988. My viral load has been always high (minimum of 150000). I take my pills always at the right time. I started Nelfinavir+D4T+Nevirapine a few weeks ago...
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
You did not say what your CD4 cell number was with such a high viral load and whether it had stayed stable and high, or has been declining and is low. You have passed the first and second hurdles which are time and attitude. You may in fact still be... Read more »

Long term risk of low CD4 in the setting of undetectable viral load.

Hi Dr Ben, I have been positive for 6 years, and undetectable for 5, but my CD4 has struggled around 250 for that period. The percentage has hovered around 28. It has recently come to light through investigation of my medical records - for an...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello M, and thanks for posting.I have managed a few patients like you in my years, but truth be told, there are only a few. If we can extrapolate from the HIV/AIDS lessons about CD4s, your risk of complications only really rises when your counts... Read more »
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Rising viral load?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What does it mean when you're viral load is stable for a long time and then suddenly starts jumping a lot? my other #'s are going down too. I dont know whats wrong with me or why this is hapening but maybe someone here knows what could cause this.... 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 »

Worried CD4 count and viral load

Posted by New33, 4 Replies
Hi everyone,

I've never used this service so please bare with me explaining my question.

I go to the MSHC in Melbourne / Australia but felt a little rushed of late to ask some question about my results for HIV and hoping this post finds its way to... 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 »