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What Is A Low Viral Load

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Low viral load, but low CD4 and calcium channel blockers

Hi,My doctor has just got back my labs and is a bit baffled but my low viral load, 500 copies. But also low CD4, 180. Is some else going on?He has decided to start me on atripla but I'm also taking Amlodipine for hypertension. I've read on this sit...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Usually OK to use Atripla with calcium channel blockers with caution. Low CD4 count warrants starting HIV treatment-low viral load may suggest scarred lymph nodes or low levels of activated infected lymphocytes or HIV assay is not counting your... Read more »

Low viral load and low CD4 count

I was diagnosed over a month ago with full blown AIDS with a viral load of 230,000 and T-Cell count... Read more »

Low Viral load and Low CD4

My Viral load is non detectable and my CD4 is very low 77. Someone told me that this can't be and... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People on Long-Term Antiretroviral Treatment Continue to Have Low HIV Viral Loads, Study Finds

... HIV-positive people who take antiretroviral drugs for several years continue to have low HIV viral loads, according to a study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , BBC News reports. For Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Viral Load: How Low Can You Go?

...For nearly three years, viral load (plasma RNA) measurement has been the gold standard of HIV disease prognostic markers. Initially, viral load was used as a predictor Read more »
The Body PRO

Trizivir Plus Efavirenz Potent for Naive Patients With Low CD4 Counts and High Viral Loads

...resistance. This has become important given the general observation that people with very low CD4 cell counts or extremely high viral loads are at greater risk of treatment failure than those with "healthier" numbers. One approach under... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Report on Using HIV Viral Load as Measure of Quality of Care; AIDS Epidemic Among Black Americans; Coalition to Secure CARE Act Reauthorization

... " The Role of the Viral Load as a Measure of the Quality of Care for People Living With HIV: The Expert Meeting Report ," New York State Health Department Read more »
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cd4 at 35 and viral load 521 advice please!!!!

Posted by poliwog, 4 Replies
...I just got back my labs. I started on Combivir and Kaletra 6 months ago. My viral load was over 100K and mt cd4 at 90. Afer 6 months my VL wentr way down but my cd4 count is 35. I was given two meds to fight any 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 »

viral load

Posted by kaliboo, 2 Replies
...I've been trying to find out what your viral load is (approximately, of course) shortly after being infected... and have had no luck... So I guess I'm just wondering... what Read more »

viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does the viral load go up after exposure or during ARS ? And then does it go back down after 6 months? Read more »