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What Is Considered A High Viral Load Number

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what is considered a "high" viral load?

i just read an answer of urs wherein u mention "high" viral load. Ur not the only one that uses that phrase. I always what people consider a high viral load since i've been told that viral loads can go into the millions(or am i...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The definition would be arbitrary but some studies have shown that levels > 100,000 copies/ml seem to indicate a worse prognosis. KH... Read more »

What would be consider a high viral load?

In June my cousins viral load was 60,000. In July it rose to 84,000. Then in August it reached an... Read more »

Viral Load Numbers

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CDC National Prevention Information Network

South African Treatment Guidelines Need to Consider Viral Load, Not CD4 Count, to Achieve Greater Impact of Treatment as Prevention: Study

This article was reported by NAM aidsmap . NAM aidsmap reported on a study in which the researchers suggest that South Africa should change its recommendation for beginning antiretroviral therapy (ART) to get maximum benefit from treatment as... Read more »
HIV i-Base

High-Dose Multivitamin Use in Advanced HIV Has No Benefit to CD4 and Viral Load and May Cause Liver Toxicity

Whether daily micronutrient supplements improve health has for decades been a hotly debated question. In recent years several large studies have been published and received wide publicity. Results, whether in trials for HIV positive or HIV negative... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Complera Labeling Update: No Longer Recommended at High Viral Loads; Hepatotoxicity Precaution Added

On January 25, 2013, FDA approved changes to the Complera (emtricitabine/rilpivirine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) package insert. The major changes include restricting the indication to treatment-naive adult patients with HIV-1 RNA less than or... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Viral Load, HIV Treatment and Sexual HIV Transmission

Summary HIV viral load is the amount of HIV (or number of virus) in the bodily fluids of someone living with HIV. It is measured in the blood as part of routine clinical care. A higher viral load is associated with a higher risk of HIV... Read more »
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Tcells and Viral Load numbers

Posted by malias90, 1 Reply
My 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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viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
At what number do they consider the viral load being dangerous or harmful? Also I am interested in conecting with other people living with HIV please contact me at csfreebird5834@hotmail.net. Thank you very much

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Viral Load: A Deception

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Viral 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 »

Viral Load

Posted by dee99gt, 4 Replies
I'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 »