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High Viral Load Before Treatment

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High Viral Load - Start Treatment?

I recently got my lab test results back and I have a CD4 count of 563 and a viral load of 37,450 copies. I have subtype B with no resistance or mutations present yet. I read in a book that treatment is to be initiated when your viral load is >30,000...
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
...started or not. Given that your CD4 count is in the normal range ( and assuming your CD4 percent is about 25% or higher), your viral load is in the moderate range, and likelihood you have no symptoms, I would not recommend starting HIV treatment... Read more »

Only high viral load should I start treatment? part 2

Hello, I wrote back in July about having high viral load with little to no symptoms and high 400... Read more »

Only high viral load should I start treatment?

Hello, I have been positive for 15 years and haven't taken any antiviral. T count is steady in the... Read more »
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FTC Potent Within a HAART Regimen in Treatment-Naive HIV-Infected Patients With High Viral Loads

... Efficacy of Emtricitabine (FTC) in HIV-Infected Patients With High Pre-Treatment Viral Load (Poster 546) Authored by I. Sanne, M. Saag, A. Shaw, E. Mondou, J. Hinkle, J.B. Quinn, F. Rousseau for the FTC-301 and FTC-302 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 »
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Trizivir Plus Efavirenz Potent for Naive Patients With Low CD4 Counts and High Viral Loads

...resistance. This has become important given the general observation that people with very low CD4 cell counts or extremely high viral loads are at greater risk of treatment failure than those with "healthier" numbers. One approach under... Read more »
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viral load

Posted by kaliboo, 2 Replies
...I've been trying to find out what your viral load is (approximately, of course) shortly after being infected... and have had no luck... So I guess I'm just wondering... what Read more »

viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does the viral load go up after exposure or during ARS ? And then does it go back down after 6 months? 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 »

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 Read more »