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Is there a viral load range to determine how recent a person was infected with HIV ie, 1 month exposure > 12 months or more?

My husband was dignosted with HIV February of this year. We both went to the doctor this month for testing. His viral load is 658 and his CD4 count is 940. Does this mean that this is a recent infection? Can his body be controlling the infection and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and so sorry to hear about your husband.Unfortunately, you cannot determine the time of infection on the basis of either CD4 or viral load testing. On the basis of his low viral load, it would appear that he (or his immune system) is indeed... Read more »

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Project PrEPare

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MedPage Today Examines Recent Developments, Trials Underway in HIV Prevention

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Preparing for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence and Determinants of Recent HIV Testing Among Sexually Active Men Who Have Sex With Men in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, Missouri, 2008

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recent exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I recently learned that i have had oral sex (swallowed semen) with someone who was tested positive> can HIV be transmitted this way?

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Recent Exposure - Not sure what to think?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HI, everyone here seems to be particularly helpful. I was wondering if anyone could help me out with my exposure dillema. It has now been one week since my exposure and I am now quite scared and concerned. I was at a rock concert (vans warped... Read more »

Recent exposure Question

Posted by Smalltown, 2 Replies
First of all this board has really helped me manage to make it through this last week. I have read alot of useful information and have determined my worst fear, that I did have a moderate to high risk HIV exposure.

Before I go on let me say that I... Read more »

My Most Recent Testing Experience

Posted by jjcentral, 4 Replies
I went against some advice given yesterday and got a test today, 10.5 weeks since unprotected sex. I will not know the result for a week.

I am writing to share the medical opinion I was given today. I live in a major metropolitan area with a... Read more »