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Viral Load Levels

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HCV VIRAL LOAD LEVEL

I have a lab test result I was wondering if you could explain a little. It says the test done was "HCV QN by DNA" And that the result was "16741" I assume that the 16741 is my viral load level. if so, how would this be rated in a low/high...
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
If that is in absolute copy numbers or international units, that would be considered a very low level. Read more »

HIV viral load level or result?

Good ??? ... it is <400 or undetectablerecent labsJan 15, 2006I just got the paperwork showing my... Read more »

Viral Load and CD4 count Levels

My girlfriend and I tested HIV +ve on August 31, 2007. That same day the took blood Sample for HIV... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Phase II Clinical Trial Shows Vertex's Experimental Protease Inhibitor Lowers Hepatitis C Viral Loads to Undetectable Levels

...Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday released results of a Phase II clinical trial that showed its experimental drug VX-950 lowered hepatitis C viral loads to undetectable levels, the AP/ Houston Chronicle reports (AP/ Houston Chronicle , 2/7). The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genotype, Enzyme Levels, and Viral Load Are Clues to Hepatitis C Virus Outcomes

...interferon alfa, or with standard interferon. The patients, who underwent therapy for 6-12 months, also received ribavirin. "A viral load at treatment week four above 450,000 IU/mL and at week 12 above 30,000 IU/mL was 100 percent predictive for... Read more »
The Body PRO

Hormonal Contraceptives Increase HIV Risk; Vitamin A Levels Unrelated to Viral Load

...women and to slowprogression once infected. Vitamin A deficiencies are common in Kenya andhave been associated with higher HIV viral loads and advanced disease.Consequently, they studied whether giving vitamin A supplements woulddecrease HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...your drugs correctly, it can cause problems that may lead to an increased viral load. One goal of HIV treatment is to keep viral load levels as low as possible for as long as possible. This gives you the best chance of staying healthy. With... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

ars

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
what is the difference between ars and secroconversion. thanks Read more »

Newly positive

Posted by Anonymous
...viral load down, the less chance the virus will get into my organs and my brain. He also said I could wait and see where my viral load levels off and proceed from there. I don't like the idea of putting drugs into my body that I don't need,... Read more »