Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
July 19, 2024, 11:04:01 am

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Members: 37804
  • Latest: Piehead
  • Total Posts: 774121
  • Total Topics: 66457
  • Online Today: 3316
  • Online Ever: 5484
  • (June 18, 2021, 11:15:29 pm)
Users Online
Users: 2
Guests: 168
Total: 170


Welcome to the POZ Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Do I Have HIV?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: Viral load went above 200  (Read 9899 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Jtz

  • Member
  • Posts: 9
Viral load went above 200
« on: February 17, 2023, 02:16:12 pm »
Hey guys, wanted to see if anyone has ran into this. Not sure if this is a “blip” or maybe my medication is not working. Anyways I was diagnosed back on Jan 2021 and was put on Biktarvy. I’ve been pretty good with my medicine, within 6 months I was below 200 viral load, and it has stayed like that, I think the lowest it’s gotten has been 40 and then jumped back up to 60 in my last test, and now with my latest labs it went up to 420. I’m a little concerned, but wanted to ask the community if maybe they’ve had these “blips” I’ve read about and if I should be concerned.

Also, im in a relationship, and more concerned than for myself I am for my partner, she’s not on Prep.

Offline Jim Allen

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 22,700
  • Threads: @jim16309
    • Social Media: Threads
Re: Viral load went above 200
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2023, 03:34:05 am »

It could just be a blip for various reasons, including defective copies being released from the HIV reservoir that is incorrectly counted. 

What did your healthcare provider say? Did they do HIV drug resistance testing before starting treatment? If it were my results, I would ask to have my viral load redone in a week or two.

Also, im in a relationship, and more concerned than for myself I am for my partner, she’s not on Prep.

Personally, prehaps a bit overly cautious but I would at least use condoms until I had confirmed it was just a blip and nothing else.

How are you doing/feeling otherwise?
HIV 101 - Everything you need to know
HIV 101
Read more about Testing here:
HIV Testing
Read about Treatment-as-Prevention (TasP) here:
You can read about HIV prevention here:
HIV prevention
Read about PEP and PrEP here
PEP and PrEP

My Instagram

Offline Tonny2

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,071
Re: Viral load went above 200
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2023, 06:53:31 am »

                          ojo.             Hi there!…Like Jim suggested, repeat viral load test and I ractice safer sex while you find out if it’s a blip or treatment failure, if the latter were the case, you will need a drug resistance test so your doctor will know what other treatment will kuck your hiv ass…welcomeme to the forum… please keep us posted


Terms of Membership for these forums

© 2024 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.