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What Is The Average Viral Load

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Viral Load High CD4 Average

Thanks Doc for your time.My Current Viral load is 160,000. My CD4 count is at 436. I recently contracted HIV 6 months ago. My doctor has advised me to wait on taking medication, is this wise?Should I look into treatment with such a high viral...
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
If you were infected within the last 6 months, it is possible that your viral load could drop a bit more, or you have reached your set-point now. There is no urgency for you to start HIV medications given what your current CD4 count is. If on the... Read more »

Average time to progression and viral set point

I was diagnosed as HIV+ in March 2009. I'm fairly sure (based on testing schedules) that I was... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Decade of Positive Faces: Joe Average

Joe Average, 53 Vancouver Living with HIV for 28 years CD4 count: 650 Viral load: undetectable "HIV-positive artist committed to creating awareness through painting and, more recently, photography." How would you describe your health? Good. ... Read more »
AIDS.gov

Community Viral Load: A New Way to Measure Our Progress

Dr. Ronald Valdiserri. We know that when persons are infected with HIV and have not been diagnosed, the virus replicates silently in their bodies for several years. During this time, their immune systems are being damaged and they are very... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/Malaria Co-Infection Nearly Doubles HIV Viral Load, Increases Chance of Transmission, Study Says

The HIV viral load levels of an HIV-positive person nearly doubles when he or she becomes co-infected with malaria, increasing the likelihood that the person could transmit the virus to someone else, according to a study published in the Jan. 15... 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 one of several factorsyou and your doctor will look at whendeciding how to... Read more »
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Gonorrhea Affecting CD4 & Viral Load Count

Posted by jjdietz, 3 Replies
Hello,

I was diagnosed with gonorrhea last Saturday. I was given a shot and I'm taking medication. I'm feeling alot better, but I have to finish my medication for another week.

As of April, 2012, my CD4 count was over 2,000 and my viral load was less... 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 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 »

cd4 or viral load

Posted by Lilly, 2 Replies
When starting to think about treatment, does either counts (cd4s or viral load) play a bigger role? My viral load has recently dropped, but so has my cd4's. My counts are all still at a comfortable level for me with no meds, but at the clinic... Read more »