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How Long Does It Take To Reduce Viral Load

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Long-Term Suppression of Viral Load and Sustained CD4 Cell Increase Reduce Risk of Cervical HPV Infection for HIV-Positive Women

Women infected with HIV also have high rates of infection with high-risk strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) that cause cervical cancer. Researchers in Brussels, Belgium, have proved that an undetectable viral load and sustained immune... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Clinton Foundation Deal Will Reduce Price of Viral Load, CD4+ Tests for Developing Countries by as Much as 80%

As expected, former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday at a press conference in New York announced a deal between the William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation and five medical technology companies -- Beckman Coulter , Becton, Dickinson & Co... Read more »
Ask the Experts

How to reduce Viral Load

Dear Dr Benjamin,I am on 1. Tenvir EM 2. Efavirenz 600mg but my viral load never reduce.My viral Load now is 2490ml copies.Please help...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Answering your question requires a few more details. For example, how long have you been on your medications? Have you been adherent to the regimen? What was your baseline viral load or drug resistance test results... Read more »

Acyclovir reducing HIV Viral Load

I was diagnosed HIV+ in March 2008. Apart from HIV1 also diagnosed with HSV1 and HPV genitally. I underwent this HIV test and was diagnosed HIV+ when I had the first outbreak of HSV - 1 (anal lesions) and HPV (anal warts) and was immediately put on...
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
1. You can take it on a daily basis. I have several patients on such a regimen. However, acyclovir is NOT a substitute for a potent HIV regimen. Given your relatively normal CD4 count, it is not unreasonable to use it alone for HSV preventative... 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 viral load has been always high (minimum of 150000). I take my pills always at the right time. I started Nelfinavir+D4T+Nevirapine a few weeks ago...
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
You 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 »

Undetectable Viral Load Infection and Superinfection (FINDINGS SUGGEST HIV CAN BE TRANSMITTED FROM MSM WITH UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD 2009) (SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

Thanks for your comments and information about the possibility that people with undetectable viral might be able to infect HIV negative people and contribute to HIV superinfection, but is there any research revealing the actual numbers of such...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, we do not have reliable information as to how often this phenomenon occurs. As you can probably imagine it is quite challenging to conclusively prove that a particular strain of HIV was transmitted to an already infected individual. This... Read more »
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Rising viral load?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What 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 »

viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
At what number do they consider the viral load being dangerous or harmful? Also I am interested in conecting with other people living with HIV please contact me at csfreebird5834@hotmail.net. Thank you very much

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viral load blips

Posted by ang89, 3 Replies
Has any one experienced a blip in viral load after remaining undetectable for a while? I would like to hear your experiences. I have been undetectable for almost one year, and at last test my vl was at 380. I am not really worried because I know... Read more »

Viral Load: A Deception

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Viral 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 »