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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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Atripla with food and Viral Load

I was infected on Nov 26 2013 and started treatment on Jan 02 (VL = 1400, CD4 =535). Three weeks later I came back to the US and started on Atripla (VL = 750, CD4 =550) with the expectation that my VL would be undetected in 8 weeks. I tested on...
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
The official package insert for Atripla indicates it should be taken "on an empty stomach". In addition to reducing side effects (which you don't apparently have), that is why we recommend taking it at bedtime, as that would be long... Read more »

Atripla with Food and Viral Load

Answer: Yes, resistance test was done and returned none. Should I be worried about the time it is taking to reach UD?The official package insert for Atripla indicates it should be taken "on an empty stomach". In addition to reducing side...
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 would not be concerned yet about the viral load result. If the next test still indicates a detectable VL, then I might consider an adjustment in the HIV regimen.... Read more »

Acyclovir reducing HIV Viral Load

I was diagnosed HIV+ in March 2008. Apart from HIV1 also diagnosed with HSV1 and HPV genitally. I underwent this HIV test and was diagnosed HIV+ when I had the first outbreak of HSV - 1 (anal lesions) and HPV (anal warts) and was immediately put on...
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
1. You can take it on a daily basis. I have several patients on such a regimen. However, acyclovir is NOT a substitute for a potent HIV regimen. Given your relatively normal CD4 count, it is not unreasonable to use it alone for HSV preventative... Read more »

viral load reduced w/o medication

im not taking any medication for my hiv but wen i go for my regular check ups i have found i had a 59,000 viral load count and then 3 months later i had 29,000,one month later i had 6,000 but i am not on medications how is this possible? what is...
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
Although you don't indicate what your CD4 count or percentages were doing during this time, or whether you had any ongoing infections or immunizations, I suspect that these fluctuations are the result of assay variability and that likely the... Read more »
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and Perhaps a Lifesaver?


By Paul Galatowitsch, Antonio Urbina and Timothy Law Snyder

Paul Galatowitsch is a health care consultant. Antonio Urbina is the director of clinical HIV and AIDS education at St. Vincent's Hospital. Timothy Law Snyder is a... 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 »

Viral load test cost

Posted by Bensf, 2 Replies
I've been HIV+ for 10 years, not on meds and have been part of a study that pays for my CD4 and viral load tests. The study is ending and I am covered by Anthem Blue Cross- California with a high deductible, which I never meet. Has anyone had... Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

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The Failure of Viral Load Tests
JAMA Study Shakes AIDS Science, Angers HIV Advocates

A nationwide team of orthodox AIDS researchers led by doctors Benigno Rodriguez and Michael Lederman of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland are disputing the... Read more »