Normal Values For Viral Load

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Viral Load Tests

... What Is Viral Load? How Is the Test Used? How Are Changes in Viral Load Measured? Viral Load "Blips" What Do the Numbers Mean? Are There Problems With the Viral Load Test? What Is Viral Load? The viral load test measures the amount
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Hey Doc,About 6 months ago my viral load was less then 80. 3 months later I went back to the doctor and recieved a flu shot then had my viral retaken right after the shot when I got the numbers back it went up to 500 hundred (not thousand). Is that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(Answer That Never Changes). But since it's flu shot season, I'll gladly repost something from the archives.Stay well!Dr. BobVIRAL LOAD, FLU, and FLU SHOTSOct 20, 2006 Hey Dr. BOB I know it's probably not a good thing to get the flu if we've... Read more »

cd4 750, 45,000 viral load one yr later

Hi, I tested positive in October 2005, I actaully tested hiv negative with the conventional hiv test however I was so sick that I thought the worse and my doctor tested me for the virus itself; and it came back positive. Essentially I was...
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
...There is essentially no difference between those two CD4 counts, and both are in the normal range. The CD4 count can vary for a variety of reasons including time of day, stress, ongoing infections, among other reasons. Your Read more »

Low CD4 & High Viral Load

I asked this question before but cant find the answer,August 06 CD4 was 553 & V/L was 200,000.Feb 07 CD4 was 479 & V/L was 264,000.Jun 07 CD4 was 553 & V/L not checked.My doctor has told me not to worry until my CD4 goes to 250 and he will put me on...
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 dont' indicate what the CD4 percent is and whether that has changed at all. Although your CD4 count is in the normal range, the CD4 percent may have begun to drop because of the high viral load. That viral load is extremely high, and although... Read more »

Viral Load

I know that the viral load and the CD4 levels are important in treating HIV. Could you please explain how. what is the 'normal values' and at what levels should treatment commence? please, I NEED to Know.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...system health and risk of having HIV-related complications. A normal CD4 cell count averages around 700 (but there is a wide normal range, from 350 to 1500).HIV viral load is a measure of how much HIV is in the body. The more HIV there is, the... 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 »
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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...Hematocrit The hematocrit is another way to measure RBCs. It is the percentage of blood cells in your body that are red blood cells. Normal values range in men from 40-54% and in women 37-47%. Hematocrit values indicate the thickness of the... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools Viral Load Test Resistance Test Tropism Test Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary 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 »