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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...
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... Read more »

What does viral load mean on a cellular level?

I understand that the viral load test measures the amount of virus in the blood. Does this mean... Read more »
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CDC National Prevention Information Network

High Viral Load Levels in Young People Newly Linked With HIV Care in the U.S.

This article was reported by NAM aidsmap . An article in NAM aidsmap reported on a new study, published in the journal " AIDS ," that showed young men who have sex with men (MSM) have viral loads that point to a high transmission rate. Researchers... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

Cambridge, Mass.-based pharmaceutical company Vertex 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... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Virologic Failure Experienced by 12% of HIV-Infected People With Persistent, Low-Level Viral Load

About 12% of HIV-infected people who have a persistently low but detectable viral load go on to experience virologic failure, according to study results (read abstract ; view poster ) presented at ICAAC 2012. These findings suggest that consistent... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/Malaria Co-Infection Nearly Doubles HIV Viral Load, Increases Chance of Transmission, Study Says

The HIV viral load levels of an HIV-positive person nearly doubles when he or she becomes co-infected with malaria, increasing the likelihood that the person could transmit the virus to someone else, according to a study published in the Jan. 15... Read more »
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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 was your viral load when it was first tested? Read more »

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 »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The Failure of Viral Load Tests
JAMA Study Shakes AIDS Science, Angers HIV Advocates

A nationwide team of orthodox AIDS researchers led by doctors Benigno Rodriguez and Michael Lederman of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland are disputing the... Read more »