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High Viral Load Hiv

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Shingles & high viral load should I start HIV meds

Hi,I have a high viral load(400,000),CD4 at 359 and have reoccurring shingles.My viral load had been lower so I was not taking HIV meds.I am ready to take HIV meds but shingles recently broke out!Can I start HIV meds for high viral load and shingles...
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 could do both at the same time.MH... Read more »

extremely high viral load linked to early onset hiv?

I was diagnosed six months ago with hiv. My first labs were a cd4 of 256 with a viral load of... Read more »

contact with HIV+ with high viral load

hi Doctor,I recently shook hands with an HIV + person at a party and noticed his hand was very... 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

High-Dose Multivitamin Use in Advanced HIV Has No Benefit to CD4 and Viral Load and May Cause Liver Toxicity

Whether daily micronutrient supplements improve health has for decades been a hotly debated question. In recent years several large studies have been published and received wide publicity. Results, whether in trials for HIV positive or HIV negative... 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 »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Complera Labeling Update: No Longer Recommended at High Viral Loads; Hepatotoxicity Precaution Added

On January 25, 2013, FDA approved changes to the Complera (emtricitabine/rilpivirine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) package insert. The major changes include restricting the indication to treatment-naive adult patients with HIV-1 RNA less than or... 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 »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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 »

DNA PCR Vs Viral Load test

Posted by sunkyst, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the difference between a HIV DNA PCR test versus a viral load test that's performed on someone already confirmed positive, obviously one is about detecting the virus and the other how much but are the methods used essentially the... Read more »

viral load still did not suppress

Posted by lazim38, 1 Reply
I am 48 years old from Malaysia. I am an HIV patient. From July, 2012, I've been treated with Haart regime SLN 30 which is a combined of Stamyvudine, Lamyvudine and Nevrapine. Along the way, my right eye been infected with CMV Retinitis and my brain... Read more »