Hiv viral load

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Avatar m tn Does viral load and amount of bodily fluids exchanged affect HIV transmission?
Avatar f tn I need to know what herbs can reduce the viral load? Secondly, for a viral load of 195,000 and CD4 Count of 209, can one start ARV treatment?
Avatar n tn your viral load can be undectable. real low. there are many new infection with hiv with a undectable viral load, that is why the antibody test is used for diagnosis. you can have antibodies and be undectable. i know that terrible, but true.
Avatar n tn Viral load to increase? You don't want your viral load to increase you want you viral load to become undetectable.
Avatar m tn I found out that a guy that I had sex with just tested positive for hiv meaning that when we had sex, he would have a super high viral load. They say when you are first infected it can be as high as 40 million. I've been looking at all the studies done on oral sex (that was the only unprotected thing done) and they all had people who were treated...the highest viral load being 10,000.
Avatar f tn I know the window period is 90 days but because I was so worried the doctor did a viral load test. She said that if I have HIV the viral load test will detect it. My test was normal but I did some research and according to the information the viral load test will come out undetectable if you do not have enough virus in your blood stream. How accurate is this test? The reason for the concern is that I had repeated unprotected sex with my partner for 2 weeks straight. He says that he is o.
Avatar f tn hi i would like to know what should be the normal HIV RNA viral load after 15 days of infection.
Avatar f tn An update from the previous question I have asked in regards to my viral load: I had a doctor's appointment on Aug 15 and my results after that were <20 copies. I achieved this result within a month after running out of meds in June. My question is is it possible that my viral load was already low? Also my meds are Biktarvy.
Avatar m tn can a person with this type of viral load transmit hiv through unprotected sex
Avatar f tn Any time your viral load is >undetectable, transmission is a risk, albeit a low risk. Is it possible that your viral load decreased? Yes, but it isn't certain what your viral load was since you missed some doses.
Avatar f tn The viral load is 9.8 millionIU/ML.Plz i want to know is this viral load high or low.
Avatar n tn So i am concerned now. I had a needle stick 2 weeks ago by a patient who was confirmed HIV+. My initial tests were all neg. and her viral load was <48. I went to the Dr. today and he ordered a HIV viral load test. Why would he order this if my test was neg.? SO if it comes back that i have a viral load than does that mean that i will eventually sero-convert? If it comes back undetectable than does that mean that i will be negative the next time I have a antibody test?
Avatar m tn i read on another website that if you have been infected with HIV and your viral load remains sky high it is possible to test negative even though your infected. is this true ?
1194986 tn?1268671845 Unlike HIV, viral load is not prognostic in hepatitis C patients. So I wouldn't worry too much about how high it is. It also tends to fluctuate, sometimes by quite a bit. Good luck with your biopsy.
Avatar f tn I have had an undetectable viral load for over 6 years, yet my semen viral load is in the thousands. Serum viral loads have nothing to do with the semen viral load. The HPTN 052 study proved that just because you are on ARVs and undetectable that HIV can still be transmitted.
Avatar m tn Viral load isn't that important until you start doing treatment, then it's used as a gauge of how well you are responding to the meds. In rare cases for certain genotypes it can be considered along with other factors to consider shortened treatment. The second set of numbers probably refer to the range/sensitivity of the test.Do you know which genotype HCV you have and have you had a biopsy or other procedure to determine the actual condition of your liver?
Avatar m tn Each patient sample was compared to their respective viral load. Negative results were observed in the 21 patients with undetectable viral load (below 80 copies/mL), and in 42 patients with detectable viral load below 150000 copies/mL. In 10 patients with viral load higher than 150000 copies/mL, 7 were PCR-positive (70%).
Avatar m tn What is the risk of infection of a healthy receiver with no STDs during unprotected anal sex where the active partner is HIV positive, but has an undetectable viral load, no STDs and is regularly taking meds?
Avatar n tn pdf sorry for disturbing you again I read by mistake the above link its mentioning viral load less than 20 copies/ml means there is viral load but it is below the reportable range because of this only I confuse and having more fear pls some body help me and my result is viral load less than lower detection limit what is the difference pls help me
Avatar n tn but how does that correlate to the amount of viral load in the semen? does the viral load die down when it hits the air?
Avatar f tn i suspect an exposue to hiv ,now i made pcr-rna test and the result was viral load test of hiv-1-rna <40 copies/ml,and the detectiol limit of this test is 40copies/ml(cobas taqman of roche diagnostic).so i want know if iam hiv positive or not or i want to know the meaning of this result .plz reply me on medhelp and on my email .. medical-***@**** .
Avatar m tn Hey, congrats on your sobriety. Quitting drinking is the #1 best thing you could do for your liver especially since alcohol increases replication of the virus. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.
Avatar m tn They are used to count the viral load in patients who are confirmed HIV positive. The only test that can diagnose HIV is an antibody test. You had no reason to get a PCR test. If you're concerned you may have contracted HIV, have an HIV antibody test at 3 months after your last unprotected exposure and your result will be conclusive.
Avatar m tn I understand that the viral load test is not typically used to screen for HIV. However, I was prescribed this test because I have a known exposure to HIV and wanted a method that would provide early detection at the 2 to 3 week mark. In retrospect, maybe I should have been more patient and simply opted to repeat the HIV 1/O/2 + p24 fourth generation test in a week or two.
Avatar f tn I was tested almost 2 weeks ago and was negative. I had a HIV antibody test and HIV viral load test. Both was negative. I want to know how long will it take her viral load to go back down again? How long will it take her to get undetectable again? What's the chances of her body becoming resistant to the medicine.