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Author Topic: "Blip" in Viral Load  (Read 624 times)

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Offline Seeker

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"Blip" in Viral Load
« on: January 26, 2012, 04:02:47 PM »
My viral load has been undetectable for about two years after being diagnosed in Sept 2009 and starting on Atripla.  Had labs this week and CD4 is fine at 334 but viral load was 30....My doctor referred to this as a "blip" and said not to be concerned.....Anyone else have anything similar occur?  I've compliant with meds and so I'm choosing not to worry about this.....
tested positive Aug 2009
Sept 2009   CD4  198  VL  13,090
started Atripla
Oct 2009    CD4  248  VL  820
Feb 2010    CD4  237  VL  undetectable
Jun 2010    CD4  341  VL  undetectable
Oct 2010    CD4  281  VL  undetectable
Mar 2011    CD4  344  VL  undetectable
Jan 2012    CD4  334  VL  30
Jun 2012    CD4  347  VL  20
Nov 2012   CD 4  349  VL  undetectable
Apr 2013    CD 4  340  VL  undetectable
Oct 2013    CD 4  387  VL  undetectable
Apr 2014    CD4   356  VL  undetectable
Oct 2014    CD4   389  VL  undetectable

Offline newt

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Re: "Blip" in Viral Load
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 04:37:54 PM »
30 is not a blip. The target when on treatment is a viral load less than 50, or perhaps 40 is you are a real nerd. A viral load of 30 means jack shit even if the test can measure <20 at it's lower limit.

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

 


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