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Hiv Infection Progresses Cd4 Increases And Viral Load

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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 Problems With the Viral Load Test? What Is Viral Load? The viral load test measures the amount
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I've recently been diagnosed with HIV. Upon initial investigation to my unknown illness (seroconversion) blood was taken to reveal HIV-1 RNA copies/mL 46141. Eight days later this number increased to HIV-1 RNA copies/mL 3910402.Unfortunately, the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...million is more in keeping with an acute HIV infection (acute retroviral syndrome). There are processing reasons that can make a viral load measurement less than accurate. But there is no doubt that HIV is present. The Western blot can evolve... Read more »

Hiv and Diabetes meds

I have been positive for 20+ years now. (holding my own without medications) About 6 years ago I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, and about 4 years ago was placed on a drug called Metformin. I went for awhile with no complications, and then my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...progression of HIV infection nor has any of the HIV meds (including metformin). HIV+ patients over time often see a decrease in viral load and drop in CD4 counts in the absence of treatment si unlikely to be due to diabetes or the metformin.... Read more »

Low CD4s From the Onset of HIV Infection

Before I tested positive for HIV in June 1994, I was receiving HIV antibodytests every 4 to 6 months (because I realized I was in a high-risk group). Mylast negative test was in December 1993. However, when I tested positive inJune, I had a CD4...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program already low. You may have a more aggressive strain of the HIV virus. You may have otherhealth problems that can make your HIV infection more severe. Because thisdisease can vary greatly from person to person, in some people the... Read more »

Increase in cd4 and decrease in viral load in South Afrcan Case

4 Weeks ago a was put on antiviral treatment (combination therapy) after a lung infection. I did not know that I was infected. At the time of infection my CD4 count was 97, and my viral load 200 000. After 4 weeks my CD4 count is 235 and my viral...
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 have thus far had an expected viral load and CD4 cell response 4 weeks after starting therapy. With good adherence to your regimen, I would expect the viral load to go 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 »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools Viral Load Test Resistance Test Tropism Test Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Viral Load Testing

...load test indicateshow active HIV is in your body. Together thesetwo tests are used to monitor how your body isresponding to HIV infection and to HIV treatment. How are viral load testresults reported? You will get an answer in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...culture and susceptibility testing and viral sequencing are not available or are too time consuming or costly. Conversely, CMV viral load measurements are of limited utility clinically because of their poor positive predictive value, but do have... Read more »
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The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...drugs, while AIDS doctors throughout the world started using viral load for everything from diagnosing illness to confirming HIV infection. The new uses for viral load emerged and gained popular acceptance despite the fact that, according to... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...years ago. Identification and interventions in high incidence populations may assist in decreasing transmission, since high viral loads which occur during early infection are associated with increased transmission. Monitoring areas of high... Read more »


Posted by 30YEAROLDMOTHER, 6 Replies
Now i know that AIDS is the end stages of HIV but I just was thinking - And wanted to see if anyone knows. IF I (just say me for example) Had unprotected sex with a men that has AIDS Vs HIV is there a high change that I would get the virus? See this... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...weeks (sometimes even months) after the infection is acquired. On the other hand, the quantitative plasma HIV-1 RNA level (viral load) by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), which is 95 to 98 percent sensitive for HIV,8 becomes positive within 11... Read more »