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Author Topic: Definition of high viral load?  (Read 542 times)

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Offline JungleJungle

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Definition of high viral load?
« on: October 08, 2013, 06:40:37 AM »
Maybe my question is just naive...but...
When should a viral load be considered high or low?
1million? 500.000? 100.000? 10.000? 1000?
I'm asking about it due to many users generically referring to "high viral loads" as a factor improving chances of transmitting or re-transmitting the HIV.
As i often date S- people (or at least people i suppose to be negative) and my VL is around 35.000 i am just curious about it.
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Offline newt

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Re: Definition of high viral load?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 07:56:55 AM »
See http://i-base.info/guides/testing/viral-load

In terms of transmission anything over 'undetectable' is high enough, in terms of treatment etc, over 100,000

. matt
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Offline JungleJungle

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Re: Definition of high viral load?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2013, 08:37:43 AM »
Thank you, your link was pretty helpful!
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I'm gonna send you back to schoolin',
Way down inside honey, you need it,
I'm gonna give you my love,
I'm gonna give you my love.

 


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