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Viral Load Is Rising

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VIRAL LOAD RISING

MY VIRAL LOAD 6 MOMTHS AGO WAS 300 NOW 6 MONTHS LATER IT IS 565. iT WAS ALWAYS UNDECTABLE. i STARTED PROTEASE INHIBITORS 1996. nOW I AM 56 AND HAVE BEEN ON EPZICOM AND VIREAD FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. wHAT MEDICATIONS DO YOU SUGGEST FOR ME AT THIS...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...you are Ok now because your CD4 count is very good. You are taking the right steps to be on top of this recent increase in viral load. Since it was confirmed and you have been adherent it seems that you will need to intensify your treatment... Read more »

Does viral load rise steadily?

Hi Dr. H,Does viral load rise steadily after infection, or is their a spike and then a decline? ... Read more »

Rising Viral Load along with rising CD4 count...significance?

Dr. Holodniy:If I could please ask for some feedback on my lab results over the past year.My Viral... Read more »
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San Francisco General Hospital

Peter S., an Extensively Treated Patient With a Rising Viral Load

...reported an overall improvement in both health and outlook. His CD4 count rose within two months to 110 cells/mm3, and his viral load dropped to less than 10,000 particles/mL -- that is, below the level of detection of first-generation HIV RNA... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Viral Load Testing

... As a person with HIV, having your viral load tested will likely be an importantpart of your plan to stay healthy. You will have the test done regularly,and it will be Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Report on Using HIV Viral Load as Measure of Quality of Care; AIDS Epidemic Among Black Americans; Coalition to Secure CARE Act Reauthorization

... " The Role of the Viral Load as a Measure of the Quality of Care for People Living With HIV: The Expert Meeting Report ," New York State Health Department 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 »
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Rising viral load?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...What does it mean when you're viral load is stable for a long time and then suddenly starts jumping a lot? my other #'s are going down too. I dont know whats wrong with Read more »

cd4 at 35 and viral load 521 advice please!!!!

Posted by poliwog, 4 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 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 kaliboo, 2 Replies
...I've been trying to find out what your viral load is (approximately, of course) shortly after being infected... and have had no luck... So I guess I'm just wondering... what Read more »