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What Is A Good Viral Load

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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 »

fatique, even with good t cells and viral load

hi, i read your questions on a regualr basis and find it great. my question is about my fatique, i... Read more »

Is a 2 log fall in viral load a good start?

Dear Dr, I began treatment three months ago ,on a combination of Combivir and Efavirenz. I had a... 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 »

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 blips

Posted by ang89, 3 Replies
Has any one experienced a blip in viral load after remaining undetectable for a while? I would like to hear your experiences. I have been undetectable for almost one year, and at last test my vl was at 380. I am not really worried because I know... Read more »

another ?--viral load testing

Posted by anxious, 1 Reply
following my pre-seminal fluid post, i was just wondering about the viral load test. i think its the "pcr" test you guys keep referring to on here. well, being as anxious as i am for a result... what are the stats on this test? how conclusive is... Read more »