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Viral Load Genotype

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Viral load & genotype 1a

You previously answered a question as to what the genotypes for HCV are. However, I'm still un clear as to what is the "A" in genotype 1-A? Also, I have recently been told my viral load is slightly over 1 million. What does this...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Currently we don't pay much attention to whether you have genotype 1a or 1b. It only matters that you have genotype 1 infection with a high viral load. It is harder, but not impossible, to treat this type of infection. In the future, we will... Read more »

Newly diagnosed and viral load too low for genotyping

I was infected with HIV-1 on 9/15/2009 and diagnosed on 10/6/2009. The labs are as... Read more »

viral load hep c genotype 1

i have been told i have a viral load of 9 million. Is this a significantly high number?... Read more »
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A Closer Look: Genotypic Resistance Test

Gerald Pierone Jr., M.D., AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast, Fort Pierce, Fla. Patient: Bob S. Doctor: Gerald Pierone Jr., M.D. Lowest CD4 count: 20 Highest viral load: 240,000 Current CD4 count: 322 Current... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Genotypic and Phenotypic Resistance Tests -- What is the Difference?

HIV drug resistance occurs when the virus is able to resist the drugs ability to suppress or limit its reproduction. There are currently two tests used to measure for drug resistance. One kind of test is called a "genotypic" test, the other is... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Free Online Resource for Treatment Decisions Without Access to Genotype Resistance Tests

Results from a new online resource developed to predict treatment outcomes for settings without access to genotypic resistance tests were presented in a poster at the conference. 1 The system was developed by training computer models to predict... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools Viral Load Test Resistance Test Tropism Test Hypersensitivity Test for Ziagen Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of caring for... Read more »
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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 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 »

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 »

viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does the viral load go up after exposure or during ARS ?
And then does it go back down after 6 months? Read more »