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Women and HIV Viral Load

Table of Contents What Is a Viral Load? How Are Viral Load Results Used? When Should You Be Tested? Women and Viral Load Areas of Future Viral Load Research What Is a Viral Load? HIV attacks immune system cells called CD4 cells. HIV enters these cells and turns them into virusfactories that produce thousands of copies of HIV. As the virus grows, itdamages or kills CD4 cells, weakening your immune system. Viral load is the...
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Viral Load/HIV type 1,2 cross reactions and viral mutations

You guys have a great informative site here. The best one on the web. Keep up the good work. I was wondering if you could tell me if a viral load, pcr, elisa, or wb Hiv test would react if someone were infected with type hiv 2 type virus. I had...
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
The assays are constantly updated. So they take into account changes that the virus is undergoing. HIV-1 Viral load, PCR and WB would not react if HIV-2 infection were present. Rarely, HIV-1 ELISA tests have been positive when HIV-2 were present.... Read more »

Hep C Viral Load vs HIV Viral Load

About 10 years ago I was diagnosed with having Hep C. My Mother was able to get me on medication which was a combination of Interferon, and Riboviron (spelling on both) It was a shot 3 times a week with a number of pills in the morning, and at...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I suspect you had testing of your hepatitis C viral load test with an ultrasensitive assay and you have a viral load that is nearly non-detectable. Yes, I agree that you need follow up for that but this is quite encouraging.You should do well on... Read more »

Viral Load in HIV-1 and HIV-2

If someone is infected with HIV-2, will a viral load show show in an RNA PCR HIV-1 test? I am going over my husband's HIV test results and I am very confused on them stating that he definitely doesn't have HIV. He had a postive HIV-1...
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
NO. These tests are all specific for HIV-1.MH... Read more »

HIV+ wife's fears of increasing viral load from HIV+ husband

Hi, regarding my wife's question: HIV+ woman having unprotected sex with HIV+ man. - KLI feel that you have not answered it clearly. If any re-infection was going to occur this has already happened. Will us having unprotected sex push up her...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
If both you and your wife are HIV infected, it is possible that reinfection with one another's virus can occur although no one knows how often this actually happens and such an event is generally thought to be rare. However, there have been... Read more »
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Viral load, MOS-HIV, are you tracking?

Posted by annasearch, 2 Replies
Hi all -

I was wondering if I can get your take on something.

I'm a researcher learning about HIV and how to help people better manage HIV and AIDS. I was wondering, do people in the community track data? Viral load, CD4 count etc. Does anyone know... Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
took hiv viral load after 6 months exposure they did the old
hiv viral load not the one that can detect down to 20 copies
hiv viral load <400. would your viral load be over 400 after 6 months exposure? Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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By Paul Galatowitsch, Antonio Urbina and Timothy Law Snyder

Paul Galatowitsch is a health care consultant. Antonio Urbina is the director of clinical HIV and AIDS education at St. Vincent's Hospital. Timothy Law Snyder is a... 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 »