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How Long Does A Viral Load Test Take

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long term impact of low numbers? (CD4 COUNTS NOT INCREASING DESPITE UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD, 2011)

Hi Dr Frascino,First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your excellent foundation and the work you do here.Okay, I was infected in April 2008, and on meds by August of the same year, as my CD4 count was 190 (14%). However despite...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...develop a plan for next steps going forward.Good luck.Dr. BobLow Cd 4 count (CD4 COUNTS NOT INCREASING DESPITE UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD, 2009) Jul 18, 20096/28/07 I tested hiv positive. At the time viral load was 145000 and cd4 was 50. I was put... Read more »

How long after seroconversion will viral loads and CD4 counts be the "baseline?"

Hi,I tested positive June 17th after being sick for a month. I had only felt better for two days... Read more »

Lived OK with 200000 viral load a long time OK?

I am a French 32 year old man living between France and Britain. I've been HIV+ since 02.1988. My... Read more »
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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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People on Long-Term Antiretroviral Treatment Continue to Have Low HIV Viral Loads, Study Finds

... HIV-positive people who take antiretroviral drugs for several years continue to have low HIV viral loads, according to a study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , BBC News reports. For 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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Viral Load Testing

...directly . Why is indirect or direct measurement important? Because the same sample, tested with both tests, will give different viral load measurements. Here's another way to think of the differences between these two tests: One way to describe... Read more »
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this sucks

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...handed at the lab, and friday I need to call back. SO much for a nice thanksgiving. Hey Jackie how long does it take to due a viral load test? Read more »

Viral Load: A Deception

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...copies, even when viral load is "high". Now, when you take into consideration that over 98% of the virus represented by the viral load measurement are noninfectious, another set of number emerges: 1) A viral load of 200 with a CD4 cell count of... Read more »

Viral Load Testing.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...tingling in my legs, numbness in fingertips. While he didn't necessarily think those symptoms were HIV related, he did offer a viral load test. He didn't exactly come out and say that he didn't put alot of faith in the HIV antibody test but I... Read more »

CD4, 320 , Viral load 26000, what to do??????

Posted by david73, 8 Replies
...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 th blood test done, and the viral load has come down a few thousand and cd4 has gone... Read more »