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blondbeauty:
When reading in websites about HIV reserarch or new meds I still donīt understand whay is a ten fold reduction in viarl load or a 3 fold reduction, for example...can anybody help me?

penguin:
hello...most people find this term a bit confusing, especially as doctors often don't explain what it means! Basically, it's just a sort of "shorthand" way of describing large changes in viral load measurements.

here is a link to a really useful little table, which helps you to work out log reductions / increases...and also tells you exactly what it's all about!

http://www.projectinform.org/fs/bloodwork.html#14

hope that helps  :)

Kate

blondbeauty:
Thank you Kate. Yes! It helped!

Teresa:
Thanks for posting that link Kate.

I have saved it so me and hubby can use it.

Hugs
Teresa

HIVworker:
One log reduction is equal to a 10 fold decrease. A 1 log decrease is the same as going from 1,000,000 to 100,000 or 10,000 to 1,000 etc

R

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