Hiv Replication And Viral Load
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University of Chicago HospitalsThis is a very good question.The best antiretroviral therapy lowers the plasma viral load - which is really a test of the amount of HIV RNA in the blood - by 3-5 logs, i.e. it reduced your viral load from 750,000 to 75,000 (one log) to 7,500 (two... Read more »
University of Chicago HospitalsYes to both questions. The current antiretroviral drugs are 'static' drugs, i.e. they don't kill the virus, but they do prevent replication. Fortunately, the consequences of stopping replication are prolonged length of life and a... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineI believe you mean replication capacity (RC) assay, which has up to this point been included with a phenotypic resistance test from one of the companies that provides such tests. Preliminary studies suggest that a low RC might predict slower... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineThanks for the follow-up. yes, I would consider it a blip, given the very low levels of viral load. In many people the viral load level is not zero in the blood. Undetectable means below the threshold of the assay and not zero. There is more... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyThe below is plagerized from Gallant ( the guru!)
I know that the present antiretroviral medications do not actually kill the virus.
However, if the medications inhibit the virus from reproducing, doesn't the virus die
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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 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.
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