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What If I Have High Viral Load And High Cd Counts Do I Need Meds

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Newly diagnosed, high viral load count

I was diagnosed just yesterday after a 5-day stay in the hospital for what my doctor thought was meningitis...I had a fever, massive headache, neck ache and fatigue. I told them I was high risk for HIV and they did an HIV antibody test, which came...
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
During acute infection the viral load can indeed be that high, and is consistent with the symptoms you had. It will likely go down significantly. I would likely agree with your doctor. Clinical trial results of treatment during acute infection are... Read more »

High CD4 Count But Increase in Viral Load

My recent blood work indicated that my CD4 count increased to over 800, but my viral load also... Read more »

CD4 COUNT IS LESS THAN 4 & VERY HIGH VIRAL LOAD

I WANT TO KNOW IS THERE ANY MEDICINE FOR A PATIENT WHOSE CD4 COUNT IS LESS THAN 4 & WHO IS... Read more »
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HIV i-Base

High-Dose Multivitamin Use in Advanced HIV Has No Benefit to CD4 and Viral Load and May Cause Liver Toxicity

Whether daily micronutrient supplements improve health has for decades been a hotly debated question. In recent years several large studies have been published and received wide publicity. Results, whether in trials for HIV positive or HIV negative... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

South African Treatment Guidelines Need to Consider Viral Load, Not CD4 Count, to Achieve Greater Impact of Treatment as Prevention: Study

This article was reported by NAM aidsmap . NAM aidsmap reported on a study in which the researchers suggest that South Africa should change its recommendation for beginning antiretroviral therapy (ART) to get maximum benefit from treatment as... Read more »
HIV i-Base

KS in the HAART Era Includes Patients With High CD4 and Suppressed Viral Load: Importance of KS Chemotherapy for Some Patients in Addition to ART

An overview of Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) in the HAART era was given by Mark Bower from the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital who focussed on the continued use for KS chemotherapy and included recent cases of KS in patients with high CD4 counts (>350... Read more »
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 »
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High VL/High CD4: what to do?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hi from Italy.
I'm HIV+ since Feb 00 and I discovered my status in June.
Since then I have regularly checked my situation having always high VL (from 60K to 240K) and high CD4 (from 750 to 1000).
My last analysis are VL: 200K and CD4: 907.
My doctor is... Read more »

cd4 & viral load....no meds

Posted by debtex, 4 Replies
Hi Everyone, I really just wanted to share my news. I have been poz for 12 yrs, and started meds soon after I found out (which was 11 yrs ago). I've taken a couple different combos since then to find the right one, but I did. Then per the advise... Read more »

viral load still did not suppress

Posted by lazim38, 1 Reply
I am 48 years old from Malaysia. I am an HIV patient. From July, 2012, I've been treated with Haart regime SLN 30 which is a combined of Stamyvudine, Lamyvudine and Nevrapine. Along the way, my right eye been infected with CMV Retinitis and my brain... 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 »