Hiv From Needle Low Viral Load
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,While it is true that having a nondetectable viral load decreases the risk of transmitting HIV, the question remains whether it decreases it enough that you don't have to worry. Unfortunately we don't know the answer to that.... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolWhat you're describing is quite common. When people start protease inhibitors after their CD4 counts have already become quite low, the CD4 counts may not recover very well. Over time the body looses its ability to regenerate those cells.... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineI would favor your latter theory. I have a seen a few patients who had the "big hit", followed by relatively stability at quite low CD4 levels and low detectable viral loads. They all ended up on treatment, but we delayed starting by some... Read more »
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Posted by Souledout, 5 RepliesHi, I tested positive on 18th september. Massive shock all round and then the usual route of worry, stress and then acceptance. Great support from my friends and partner which has helped a great deal.
My doctor thinks my infection was in the last 3... Read more »
Posted by sunkyst, 1 ReplyDoes 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 »
Posted by Courtkidx, 1 ReplyI 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 »
Posted by david73, 8 RepliesHi ,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 »
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