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How To Decrease Viral Load

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Decreasing viral load AND decreasing T-cells

Dear Dr. Holodniy,Last December I was diagnosed with AIDS: Viral load 466,000 and CD4s at 43. My viral load is now undetectable (<50) but my CD4s, which had increased to the 120's had now dropped on my last 2 tests to 96 and 86...
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 have what is now being called a discordant response, when the T cells and viral load don't go in the directions they are supposed. The other scenario affecting people is no reduction in viral load, despite increases in T cells by 20o or... Read more »

CD4 count decrease and viral load decrease

Iam currently on second line Hiv treatment and taking a combination Truvada and Aluvia.After... Read more »

Decreasing t-cells, decreasing viral load

My husband's blood work just came back and in 7 months, his viral load dropped from 23,700... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Personalized Vaccine Helps Decrease HIV Patients' Viral Load, Study Says

"Twenty-four AIDS patients took part in a clinical trial [of a vaccine] carried out by doctors at Barcelona's Hospital Clinic and after 24 weeks the majority had shown a 'significant' decrease in their viral load, the hospital said" on Tuesday,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Discussions of Viral Load in Negotiating Sexual Episodes With Primary and Casual Partners Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

HIV-positive persons with lower viral loads are at reduced risk for transmitting the virus to their sex partners, recent studies indicate. As information about the association between viral load and HIV risk disseminates throughout high-risk... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Computerized Counseling for Patients Taking HIV Therapy Can Reduce Viral Load, Improve Treatment Adherence and Reduce Rates of Risky Sex

This article was reported by NAM aidsmap . NAM aidsmap reported on a study that evaluated a computer-delivered intervention called Computer Assessment and Rx Education for HIV-positive people (CARE+). The researchers used a nine-month randomized... Read more »
BETA

Fact Sheet: Undetectable Viral Load

The term "undetectable viral load" pops up everywhere from lab reports and medical journals to social media and dating apps. Here are some key terms and concepts to help HIV-positive and HIV-negative folks understand and explore what "undetectable"... 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 »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The Failure of Viral Load Tests
JAMA Study Shakes AIDS Science, Angers HIV Advocates

A nationwide team of orthodox AIDS researchers led by doctors Benigno Rodriguez and Michael Lederman of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland are disputing the... Read more »

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

Posted by david73, 8 Replies
Hi ,I'm a 36 yr old ,new to this site and new to this world of hiv.
I have a Dr . that 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... Read more »

CD4 668 - Viral Load 227567 ? about viral load

Posted by Courtkidx, 1 Reply
I just got these results via phone and im just curious if anyone can tell me if I should be worried about my semi high viral load? I know my cd4 count is good. I am newly diagnosed as of dec. 30, 2009. Any info would be appreciated. Read more »