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Author Topic: "Blip" in Viral Load  (Read 1084 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  undet
Oct 2010    CD4  281   VL  undet
Mar 2011    CD4  344   VL  undet
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  undet
Oct 2013    CD 4  387   VL  undet
Apr 2014    CD4   356   VL  undet
Oct 2014    CD4   389   VL  undet
Nov 2014   changed to Triumeq
Feb 2015    CD 4  410   VL  undet
Aug 2015    CD 4  349   VL  undet
Feb 2016    CD 4  399   VL  undet
Aug 2016    CD 4  351   VL  undet
Feb 2017    CD 4  420   VL   undet
Aug 2017    CD 4  409   VL  undet

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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