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What Is Hiv Viral Load

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My first HIV Viral Load Count - Help translate?

I just tested positive on Tuesday and received test results for my HIV viral load from the doctor, however, I am not sure how to intrepret them. Is there a scale which would show me where I fall? He wrote HIV Viral Load 4.74 copies/ml. I see...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...55,000 copies/mL. For your math lesson today, 1 log = 10, 2 log = 100, 3 log = 1,000, 4 log = 10,000 copies/ml and so on. That viral load is in the moderate range. The range is anywhere between 50 to about 1 million copies/ml, although people on... Read more »

HIV Viral Load

My boyfriend's test results came back stating that his viral load is 94,000. What does that mean?... Read more »

Hep C Viral Load vs HIV Viral Load

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FAQs About HIV Viral Load Tests From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

... Viral Load Basics | Viral Load Test Results | Viral Load and HIV Treatment | Viral Load "Blips" | Viral Load and HIV Transmission Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Viral Load Testing

... As a person with HIV, having your viral load tested will likely be an importantpart of your plan to stay healthy. You will have the test done regularly,and it will be Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...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 »
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 »
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hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...took hiv viral load after 6 months exposure they did the old hiv viral load not the one that can detect down to 20 copies hiv viral load <400. Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...routine. Despite the availability of a reliable method to detect this initial phase of infection, the polymerase chain reaction viral load test, medical providers worldwide will diagnose only about one of every 60,000 cases of acute HIV... Read more »

Viral load, MOS-HIV, are you tracking?

Posted by annasearch, 2 Replies
...learning about HIV and how to help people better manage HIV and AIDS. I was wondering, do people in the community track data? Viral load, CD4 count etc. Does anyone know their WHO stage of HIV/AIDS and also, when you go to the doctor are you ever... Read more »

Viral Load Testing.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...tingling in my legs, numbness in fingertips. While he didn't necessarily think those symptoms were HIV related, he did offer a viral load test. He didn't exactly come out and say that he didn't put alot of faith in the HIV antibody test but I... Read more »