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Viral Load Is Rising

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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 Load RNA Qn copies/ml was <400 (undetectable) in 5/02, then went to 1049 in 1/03, now it is at 1611 in 5/03.My CD4 Helper results were 189 in 5/02,...
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 trend in viral load indicates the development of treatment failure, assuming you are adherent to the regimen. I would suggest getting a resistance test, despite the fact that your CD4 count has improved slightly.... 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 »


San Francisco General Hospital

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

Peter S. is a 47-year-old former book publisher, now on permanent disability, who discovered that he was infected with HIV in 1985, shortly after the first HIV antibody test was approved for commercial use. Peter and his lover of seven years were... 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 one of several factorsyou and your doctor will look at whendeciding how to... Read more »

Fact Sheet: Undetectable Viral Load

The term "undetectable viral load" pops up everywhere from lab reports and medical journals to social media and dating apps. Here are some key terms and concepts to help HIV-positive and HIV-negative folks understand and explore what "undetectable"... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

HIV Viral Load

The development and recent licensure by the FDA of new molecular techniquesdesigned to detect circulating virion-associated HIV RNA in plasma has enabledinvestigators to study the viral dynamics and pathogenesis of HIV and hasallowed clinicians to... 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 me or why this is hapening but maybe someone here knows what could cause this.... 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 »

Worried CD4 count and viral load

Posted by New33, 4 Replies
Hi everyone,

I've never used this service so please bare with me explaining my question.

I go to the MSHC in Melbourne / Australia but felt a little rushed of late to ask some question about my results for HIV and hoping this post finds its way to... Read more »

Viral Load

Posted by dee99gt, 4 Replies
I've been taking Atripula since about august 2010. Before they started me on the pill my viral load was 2698385. One month later its at 24483.. Jan 2011 it was at 4742.. and I just went two days ago and its at 591.. My doctor mentioned it takes... Read more »