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How To Lower Viral Load

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Reason for lowered viral load

An earlier question asked about the reduction in viral load afterthe initial increase during ARS. What causes the reduction or lowering of the level. Is it the action of the antibodies that develop tofight the infection? If so, I would think that...
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
Information continues to accumulate regarding the acute retroviral syndrome. The spectrum of symptoms is highly variable. The presence of, or lack of symptoms, does not appear to correlate with the rate of antibody development. Neither does the... Read more »

Lower viral load

My viral load was 59 about 3 years ago, but it never went down further, so treatment was stopped.... Read more »

A lower viral load

IF one has a lower viral load all the time (under 50,000) does it mean one's immune system is... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Protease Inhibitor Lowers Viral Loads Among HIV-Positive People With Drug Resistance, Study Finds

The protease inhibitor darunavir, sold under the brand name Prezista by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Tibotec Pharmaceuticals , has been found to effectively decrease HIV viral loads after 48 weeks of use among people who have developed drug... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Tibotec Experimental Protease Inhibitor Successfully Lowers Viral Loads of HIV Patients With Drug Resistance, Study Shows

A protease inhibitor produced by the Belgian pharmaceutical company Tibotec , a unit of Johnson & Johnson, has shown success treating HIV-positive people who are resistant to other medications, researchers at the 12th Conference on Retroviruses... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Phase II Trial Shows Tanox's Experimental Entry Inhibitor Lowers HIV Viral Loads in Treatment-Experienced Patients

Houston-based pharmaceutical company Tanox on Wednesday released the results of a Phase II clinical trial that showed its experimental entry inhibitor TNX-355 lowered HIV viral loads after 24 weeks better than a placebo, the Wall Street Journal ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Phase II Clinical Trial Shows Vertex's Experimental Protease Inhibitor Lowers Hepatitis C Viral Loads to Undetectable Levels

Cambridge, Mass.-based pharmaceutical company Vertex Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday released results of a Phase II clinical trial that showed its experimental drug VX-950 lowered hepatitis C viral loads to undetectable levels, the AP/ Houston Chronicle... Read more »
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Viral Load

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My question is if you have a viral load of undetctalble, is there a lower risk of infection to you partner. Read more »

viral load

Posted by kaliboo, 2 Replies
I've been trying to find out what your viral load is (approximately, of course) shortly after being infected... and have had no luck...

So I guess I'm just wondering... what was your viral load when it was first tested? Read more »

Viral load test cost

Posted by Bensf, 2 Replies
I've been HIV+ for 10 years, not on meds and have been part of a study that pays for my CD4 and viral load tests. The study is ending and I am covered by Anthem Blue Cross- California with a high deductible, which I never meet. Has anyone had... 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 »