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New Diagnosis And Viral Load Is Undetectable

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No Treatment: Recent Diagnosis: CD4 High, Incrasing Viral Load Also Increasing

Hi Doctor,CD4, measured 2 months apart is up from 910 to 988, viral load up from 20,000 to 60,00 in the same period. -Initial somewhat severe seroconversion illness a few weeks before intitial blood test, (and a few weeks after likely infection....
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
...as being clinically significant. There is a natural variability in CD4 count. The CD4% is a more stable number over time. The viral load test has an assay variability of about 3-fold (3 times up or down). Given that your CD4 count is in the... Read more »

Viral Load Test as Diagnosis?

Hi there,Thanks for this super helpful forum.I was recently exposed to HIV: I performed oral sex on... Read more »

UK Male. Recent HIV/LGV diagnosis. CD4 and viral load..

Hi.First off, thank god for this site - have been able to get a lot of good information here...I... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City's Refusal to Use Viral Load Testing for HIV Diagnosis Will Not Prevent Infections, Opinion Piece Says

..."reliable method to detect [the] initial phase" of HIV infection -- which is when the amount of HIV in the bloodstream, or the viral load, is highest -- most health care providers and the New York City government do not use or promote viral load... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

... What Is Viral Load? How Is the Test Used? How Are Changes in Viral Load Measured? Viral Load "Blips" What Do the Numbers Mean? Are There Read more »
The Body

From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...Pay close attention to your blood work with the ultimate goal of getting on meds if you need to and working on an undetectable viral load. That's very key. That's really worked for me. Read more about JackĀ >> Download... Read more »
The Body

Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...Pay close attention to your blood work with the ultimate goal of getting on meds if you need to and working on an undetectable viral load. That's very key. That's really worked for me. Enrique Franco, Tucson, Ariz.; Diagnosed in... Read more »
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IN THE THROWS OF A RECENT DIAGNOSIS OF POSITIVE

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
...want not to be a drama queen or neurotic, and deal with this all calmly...but its damn hard.....Still am testing negative..with viral load of 1000 as of 4 weeks ago.......new blood draws will tell me next monday where cd4 count and viral load is... Read more »

Mystery Diagnosis casting- Lipodystrophy Stories

Posted by mysteryd08
...We are currently casting for the eighth season of Mystery Diagnosis. We profile stories of people dealing with rare medical conditions or diseases who have struggled to find a diagnosis, and have Read more »

Recent AID's Diagnosis: What should I expect?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am a hetereosexual, non-drug user who has been living with HIV for 13 years. I was just officially Diagnosed with AIDS because of my percentages (11%). My CD4's are 262 and Viral 1801. I didn't realize how uneducated I was on AID's until now. ... Read more »

A Month Since My Diagnosis

Posted by littleprince, 4 Replies
...condition, along with my red and white blood cells. I asked for my numbers and he gave me 275 for my CD4 and 80,000 for my viral load, of which he said is fluctuating and he needs me to come back after a month for another blood test. I forgot... Read more »