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My Hiv Viral Load Is Zero Do I Still Need To Take Meds

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Undetectable viral load but zero cd4 count - 3 years on

Hi doctorMy partner and I were diagnosed nearly 9 years ago, my partner for the first 5 years was very healthy with a high cd4 count. About 4 years ago his cd4 count started to decline at a very fast rate, so he was started on medications, over the...
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
I have not seen a case such as you describe. There are many excellent HIV doctors in the UK, so it must be a difficult case to solve. I would be curious to know what the HIV viral load, and CD4 count and percent was when he started HIV meds. Are the... Read more »


Dear doctorsThanks for your work for all of us. In June 2006 i was diagnosed with HIV, my viral... Read more »

Zero viral load

I have been taking Isentress and Truvada since 2008. According to my Infectious Disease doctor, my... Read more »

News & Views: Zero Infections With PrEP?; Thousands of Voices; Hep C Drug Pricing; and More

HIV News & Views, July 31, 2014 - July 31, 2014 Top Stories at Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription Hello Readers, Bet you're happy to see me again! Much... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Viral Load Tests

Don't see your question? Ask it in our Understanding Your Labs forum or Choosing Your Meds forum ! Viral Load Basics | Viral Load Test Results | Viral Load and HIV Treatment | Viral Load "Blips" | Viral Load and HIV Transmission Viral... Read more »

Zero HIV Infections Seen Through Condomless Sex When HIV-Positive Partner Is on Effective Treatment

Zero cases of HIV transmission were observed in mixed-status couples when the HIV-positive partner was on treatment with a viral load below 200, according to a study presented by Alison Rodger, M.D., at CROI 2014 in Boston. However, the result comes... Read more »

News & Views: Undetectable Transmission Risk = Zero?; Chronic Pain; The Poverty-HIV Link; and More

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Viral Loads down without Meds

Posted by LoveMe, 3 Replies
I have not taking #s went from 66, 000 in Aug to 40, 000 in Oct. 2months. Don't know what I'm doing but God is a healer and my refuge. I try to stayoptimistic and live. God is good. I pray they continue to drop.. And I still pray for a... Read more »

viral load still did not suppress

Posted by usign38, 2 Replies
I am 48 years old from Malaysia. I am an HIV patient. From July, 2012, I've been treated with Haart regime SLN 30 which is a combined of Stamyvudine, Lamyvudine and Nevrapine. Along the way, my right eye been infected with CMV Retinitis and my brain... Read more »

Tcells and Viral Load numbers

Posted by malias90, 1 Reply
My tcells are 617 and my viral load is 198,000. My viral load in May 05 was 60,000. They think I have inflammation in my urine, white cells in it. My nausea besides happening with the HIV meds I am on could be related to my intestinal issues.
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cd4 at 35 and viral load 521 advice please!!!!

Posted by poliwog, 5 Replies
I just got back my labs. I started on Combivir and Kaletra 6 months ago. My viral load was over 100K and mt cd4 at 90. Afer 6 months my VL wentr way down but my cd4 count is 35. I was given two meds to fight any possible secondary infections and... Read more »