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What Is A Good Viral Load In Aids

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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 manage your infection. This brochure introduces you tothe viral load test and answers basicquestions about how it fits into yourtreatment plan. What is the viral load test? A viral load test measures...
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just diagnosed hiv, good t-cell,low viral load, but very high crp

dear robert frascino,i am from germany, 34 years old and i was diagnosed hiv three weeks ago which was a big shock. i had a kind of infect that did not go away, fewer, nightsweats,cough. very hig crp nobody found something..the third doktor made...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Sven,CRP increases as a result of inflammation. It's a nonspecific test. Anemia is a fairly common condition in those of us who are positively charged. There are a number of potential underlying causes of HIV-associated anemia. Check out... Read more »

good CD4 and Viral load so why am so ill?

I was dionosied HIV + 3 years ago after i got very ill, i lost several stone in a few weeks, was throwing up all the time and was so dizzy i could hardly walk. I tested pos and had a CD4 of 320 and a viral load in the millions.I recovered well after...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your symptoms seem unlikely to be due to HIV directly. I would be concerned about another non-HIV process (gastroenteritis, pancreatitis, gall bladder disease, and many others). In some cases your HIV drugs may be contributing so a thorough... Read more »

Is viral load test after two monthes is good enough to diagonose hiv

and which one is the best DNA PCR or RNA PCR or NASB?...
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
It would be, but viral load (RNA tests) is not approved for diagnosis. DNA PCR is probably better.Mh... Read more »

My first viral load and CD4 tests - good or bad?

I was just recently diagnosed with HIV (about two months ago), and I just got my first viral load and CD4 counts. I am not on any medication as of yet. My viral load is 9800 and my CD4 is 453. How good or bad are those numbers and how likely am I to...
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
You're in very good shape. Your CD4 count is just below the normal range of people without HIV infection (500-1500), and your viral load is in the low (range, < 50 to over 1 million). Given the detectable viral load and that cells in blood... Read more »
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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 »

CD4, 320 , Viral load 26000, what to do??????

Posted by david73, 8 Replies
Hi ,I'm a 36 yr old ,new to this site and new to this world of hiv.
I have a Dr . that specializes in hiv, I was diagnosed 5 mos ago.and my last blood test was done last week and results are in today ...... cd4 320, viral load 26000. this is the 4... Read more »

Viral load 334,000 to undetectable in 5 months

Posted by DJones, 3 Replies
Just wanted to give some people hope. In January 2009 I was diagnosed with AIDS and had a viral load of 334,000 and a TCell count of 106. In five months on Atripla I now am undetectable and have a TCell count of 284. So there is good news out... Read more »

Viral load test cost

Posted by Bensf, 2 Replies
I've been HIV+ for 10 years, not on meds and have been part of a study that pays for my CD4 and viral load tests. The study is ending and I am covered by Anthem Blue Cross- California with a high deductible, which I never meet. Has anyone had... Read more »