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My first HIV Viral Load Count - Help translate?

I just tested positive on Tuesday and received test results for my HIV viral load from the doctor, however, I am not sure how to intrepret them. Is there a scale which would show me where I fall? He wrote HIV Viral Load 4.74 copies/ml. I see...
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
That number is likely the absolute copy number expressed in log10 units. So 4.74 log10/copies per mL is the same as 55,000 copies/mL. For your math lesson today, 1 log = 10, 2 log = 100, 3 log = 1,000, 4 log = 10,000 copies/ml and so on. That viral... Read more »

Recent HIV but strange viral load count

My boyfriend has just been diagnosed recently. His VL was <50 and CT4 was 714. Could he have... Read more »

HIV VIRAL LOAD AND CD4 COUNT

I've recently been diagnosed with HIV. Upon initial investigation to my unknown illness... Read more »
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Any HIV Viral Load Reduction Can Improve CD4 Count for Individuals With Multi-Class Resistance, Study Finds

Viral load reduction, no matter how small, can have immunological benefits for people living with HIV who have experienced triple-class treatment failure, according to a recent study from the Collaboration of Observational HIV Epidemiological... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Effects of Early Syphilis on CD4 Counts and HIV-1 RNA Viral Loads in Blood and Semen

The researchers conducted a retrospective case-controlled study comparing blood plasma HIV-1 viral loads and CD4 counts in cases during early syphilis (n=63, 27 receiving antiretroviral therapy) to those before and after syphilis and with controls... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Dietary Supplement Selenium Reduces HIV Viral Load, Increases CD4+ T Cell Count, Study Says

The dietary supplement selenium can reduce HIV viral loads and increase CD4+ T cell counts in HIV-positive people, according to a study published in the Jan. 22 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine , the Los Angeles Times reports (Chong, ... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

Viral Counts Necessary for Gauging Health of Children With HIV

For children being treated for HIV in less developed countries, monitoring to predict the occurrence of serious HIV-related illnesses is most accurate if it includes a measure of HIV levels in the blood, according to a National Institutes of Health... Read more »
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Worried CD4 count and viral load

Posted by New33, 4 Replies
Hi everyone,

I've never used this service so please bare with me explaining my question.

I go to the MSHC in Melbourne / Australia but felt a little rushed of late to ask some question about my results for HIV and hoping this post finds its way to... Read more »

33rd day elisa,cd4 count, and Viral load accurate?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey all. Im the "oral DOES =HIV" guy. Well it looks like gmanbill and deb tex are right on. just one question. I went to the doctor and told him my symptoms. He checked me out from head to toe. He was just as concerned as I was, as I had swollen... Read more »

Gonorrhea Affecting CD4 & Viral Load Count

Posted by jjdietz, 3 Replies
Hello,

I was diagnosed with gonorrhea last Saturday. I was given a shot and I'm taking medication. I'm feeling alot better, but I have to finish my medication for another week.

As of April, 2012, my CD4 count was over 2,000 and my viral load was less... Read more »

HIV postive/cd4 count normal/ vl 37thousand

Posted by jniteowl69, 4 Replies
Iwas just recently tested pos. I have been getting flu like sympthons alot and I have lost over 100 lbs,my lmp.nodes are swallon and I get tired really easy my cd4 is 999 and my vl is in 37 thousand ,is this normal to be getting these sympthons? I Read more »