What Increases Viral Load

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Increasing Viral Load

Hi, when I was first diagnosed with HIV, my viral load was approx 300,000. Over the last three years this is become undetectable through medication. The last two tests that I have had have shown an increase in my viral load, the first being 42 and...
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
...I would not be concerned. Your CD4 count is in the normal range and those are just blips in the viral load, which in almost all cases, does not indicate failure of your HIV meds. Read more »

increase in viral load

Hi,I am recently diagnosed as HIV positive, do not receive a treatment yet. After six months I ve... Read more »

increase in viral load

I have been positive for 4 years now and I am not on any meds. My viral load has always been in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Temporary Increases in HIV Viral Load Not Indicative of Waning Effectiveness of Antiretroviral Treatment, Study Says

...Sudden increases in the viral loads of HIV-positive people taking antiretroviral drugs usually are harmless, temporary "blips" that do not indicate that the treatment Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Dietary Supplement Selenium Reduces HIV Viral Load, Increases CD4+ T Cell Count, Study Says

... The dietary supplement selenium can reduce HIV viral loads and increase CD4+ T cell counts in HIV-positive people, according to a study published in the Jan. 22 issue of the Archives 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 Read more »
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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 »