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High Viral Load At Diagnosis

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New Diagnosis, very high viral load

I have been through many forums and have read for many hours since my diagnosis 10 days ago. I could not really find similar numbers, that i had at first diagnosis.CD4 914, CD4% 45 Viral load 170,000. I had pretty severe flu like symptoms for 2...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.No, it's not unusual to have CD4 and CD4% in the normal range with moderately elevated HIV plasma viral load early in the course of infection. Counts can shift as the immune system kicks in and begins to battle HIV. Without treatment,... Read more »

No Treatment: Recent Diagnosis: CD4 High, Incrasing Viral Load Also Increasing

Hi Doctor,CD4, measured 2 months apart is up from 910 to 988, viral load up from 20,000 to 60,00 in... Read more »

viral load for diagnosis?

A friend told me he had tested negative by Western blot for HIV, but his doctors gave him a viral... Read more »
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CDC National Prevention Information Network

High Viral Load Levels in Young People Newly Linked With HIV Care in the U.S.

This article was reported by NAM aidsmap . An article in NAM aidsmap reported on a new study, published in the journal " AIDS ," that showed young men who have sex with men (MSM) have viral loads that point to a high transmission rate. Researchers... Read more »
HIV i-Base

KS in the HAART Era Includes Patients With High CD4 and Suppressed Viral Load: Importance of KS Chemotherapy for Some Patients in Addition to ART

An overview of Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) in the HAART era was given by Mark Bower from the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital who focussed on the continued use for KS chemotherapy and included recent cases of KS in patients with high CD4 counts (>350... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City's Refusal to Use Viral Load Testing for HIV Diagnosis Will Not Prevent Infections, Opinion Piece Says

Despite the availability of a "reliable method to detect [the] initial phase" of HIV infection -- which is when the amount of HIV in the bloodstream, or the viral load, is highest -- most health care providers and the New York City government do not... Read more »
AIDS.gov

Community Viral Load: A New Way to Measure Our Progress

Dr. Ronald Valdiserri. We know that when persons are infected with HIV and have not been diagnosed, the virus replicates silently in their bodies for several years. During this time, their immune systems are being damaged and they are very... Read more »
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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 »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
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 »

VIRAL LOAD TESTS VS ELISA

Posted by bura, 2 Replies
"The test can be used for diagnosis, because it can detect a viral load a few days after HIV infection. This is better than the standard HIV (antibody) test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection." If the antibody test can be... Read more »

Waiting on viral load and cd4

Posted by hivstudent, 1 Reply
I am waiting on my Viral Load and CD4+ count for the first time after diagnosis! and It is gonna be 2 weeks until I can get them, due to Orthodox Easter vacations.
if some of you has read my last post you would know, I am 3rd year med student! and... Read more »