What Is A Good Viral Load Number
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Stanford University, School of MedicineThere is not enough info here to make a determination of what these numbers mean. It appears that he may have been on HIV meds and now has been off for one month. What were the numbers (CD4 and viral load) prior to starting, and just before stopping... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineThey probably will go up some more, but slowly. The lower you start, the slower they go up. It make take a year or two.... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineYes, < 50 copies/mL of blood plasma is better than < 400 copies/mL. The difference is the threshold of HIV copy detection. One test quatifies down to 400 copies and the other quantifies down further to 50 copies. The assays are not sensitive... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESYes, it is entirely possible to have progressive HIV symptoms with a high CD4 cell count and very low (or even undetectable) viral load. This is not the common situation, mind you, but I don't have any reason to think (from what you've... Read more »
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Posted by malias90, 1 ReplyMy tcells are 617 and my viral load is 198,000. My viral load in May 05 was 60,000. They think I have inflammation in my urine, white cells in it. My nausea besides happening with the HIV meds I am on could be related to my intestinal issues.
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyViral load testing is a deceptive practice, as the results are skewed in such a way as to reflect a number of viral units that is far greater than the number of CD4 cell units.
For example: let's assume your viral load results are 100,000 and your... Read more »
Posted by Courtkidx, 1 ReplyI 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 »
Posted by dee99gt, 4 RepliesI've been taking Atripula since about august 2010. Before they started me on the pill my viral load was 2698385. One month later its at 24483.. Jan 2011 it was at 4742.. and I just went two days ago and its at 591.. My doctor mentioned it takes... Read more »
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