How Long Does A Viral Load Test Take
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Rocky Mountain CARESThanks for your post.If you tested "positive", then by definition, you weren't seroconverting. If there's any doubt, a repeat set of labs when you see the HIV clinic (a month after the first labs) would help sort out the issue.BY... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineYou did not say what your CD4 cell number was with such a high viral load and whether it had stayed stable and high, or has been declining and is low. You have passed the first and second hurdles which are time and attitude. You may in fact still be... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHello M, and thanks for posting.I have managed a few patients like you in my years, but truth be told, there are only a few. If we can extrapolate from the HIV/AIDS lessons about CD4s, your risk of complications only really rises when your counts... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello M,That your CD4% increased from 14% to 30% shows considerable immune reconstitution. The persistently low absolute CD4 count could be related to a number of factors. See below.Are you being unduly pessimistic? Probably. However, none of us has... Read more »
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Posted by sunkyst, 3 RepliesI went to see a doctor today who does internal medicine and is also a HIV specialist. I told him about all of the HIV tests I've had done over the past few weeks i.e several tests where I tested negative and the last one at just over 11 weeks where... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesWhat does it mean when you're viral load is stable for a long time and then suddenly starts jumping a lot? my other #'s are going down too. I dont know whats wrong with me or why this is hapening but maybe someone here knows what could cause this.... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyViral load testing is a deceptive practice, as the results are skewed in such a way as to reflect a number of viral units that is far greater than the number of CD4 cell units.
For example: let's assume your viral load results are 100,000 and your... 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.
My doctor thinks my infection was in the last 3... Read more »
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