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What Is Considered A High Viral Load

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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 altime high of 170,000, after she began taking protease-inhibitors. What will her viral load be at around the time she will die?
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
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...starting the drugs. If your viral load goes up while taking HIV drugs, you and your health care provider should take another viral load measurement. If that result is the same or higher, your drugs may not be working as well as they should. You... Read more »
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