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Viral Load And High Cd4 Count

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High viral load, High CD4 count

I'm not on medications and for the last year my viral load has been 70,000 or higher. At the same time, my CD4 count has remained steady, hovering around 580 with an also steady percentage of around 30. I'm concerned about the high viral...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

That is an excellent question, and the source of extensive investigation. In theory, it appears very clear that starting anti-HIV treatment at any CD4 count and viral load (no matter how high or low) may be logical and beneficial. But there are... Read more »

High viral load AND high cd4 count, 5 years

I recently started dating a beautiful man that I am very interested in starting something serious... Read more »

low viral load with high cd 4 count

on complera for 12 months, last three viral loads (january, april and may) 104, 116 and 132 and cd4... Read more »
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CDC National Prevention Information Network

South African Treatment Guidelines Need to Consider Viral Load, Not CD4 Count, to Achieve Greater Impact of Treatment as Prevention: Study

This article was reported by NAM aidsmap . NAM aidsmap reported on a study in which the researchers suggest that South Africa should change its recommendation for beginning antiretroviral therapy (ART) to get maximum benefit from treatment as... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Any HIV Viral Load Reduction Can Improve CD4 Count for Individuals With Multi-Class Resistance, Study Finds

Viral load reduction, no matter how small, can have immunological benefits for people living with HIV who have experienced triple-class treatment failure, according to a recent study from the Collaboration of Observational HIV Epidemiological... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Answering the AIDS Denialists: CD4 (T-Cell) Counts, and Viral Load

The self-styled "AIDS dissidents," groups and individuals advocating the view that HIV does not cause AIDS, and often urging people with HIV to reject medical care, have raised their profile in recent months, ratcheting up their advocacy in the U.S.... 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 »
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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 »

cd4 or viral load

Posted by Lilly, 2 Replies
When starting to think about treatment, does either counts (cd4s or viral load) play a bigger role? My viral load has recently dropped, but so has my cd4's. My counts are all still at a comfortable level for me with no meds, but at the clinic... Read more »

cd4 & viral load....no meds

Posted by debtex, 4 Replies
Hi Everyone, I really just wanted to share my news. I have been poz for 12 yrs, and started meds soon after I found out (which was 11 yrs ago). I've taken a couple different combos since then to find the right one, but I did. Then per the advise... Read more »

Gonorrhea Affecting CD4 & Viral Load Count

Posted by jjdietz, 3 Replies
Hello,

I was diagnosed with gonorrhea last Saturday. I was given a shot and I'm taking medication. I'm feeling alot better, but I have to finish my medication for another week.

As of April, 2012, my CD4 count was over 2,000 and my viral load was less... Read more »