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What Is Two Log 10 In Viral Load

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viral load and log?

Dear Dr. HolodniyI was recently diagnosed with a vl of 385,000 log 5.85 and CD4 of 39, after experiencing severe fatigue. I've started therapy and am on zerit, 3TC and lopinavir/ritonavir combo. My question is two-fold. First what does the...
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
You will have to endure a bit of a math lesson. HIV viral load is expressed many ways. First as an absolute number (like 385,000) or as a log 10 number (like in your case 5.58, not 5.85). You may remember that numbers are in base 10. So 10 is 1 log,... Read more »

Log Copy and viral load

I am glad to say that my Viral Load was <50 and log copies 1.5 and CD4 700+ is this good?... Read more »

viral loads results in logs

Dear Sir: I am a physician in a state prison. We at the facility understand viral load results... Read more »
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Do you know what a LOG is?

Posted by Bear60, 3 Replies


What's in a log?

Viral load can be expressed as a NUMBER or a LOG VALUE. A log is the number of times ten must be multiplied with itself to equal a certain number. For example, log 2 = 100 (10 x 10), log 5 is 100,000 (10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10).

Divid... Read more »

cd4 at 35 and viral load 521 advice please!!!!

Posted by poliwog, 5 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 possible secondary infections and... 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 »

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 »