Im newly diagnosed with HIV and am new to this site. I am curious, what was your intiail viral load when you first found out you were HIV+ (before starting treatment)? My results came in today and my viral load is 81,000.
It is now common practice in most places to put you on meds if you're tested positive, no matter what your cd4 is. Used to be they waited until you hit 200 or less until you got meds
that is really high viral load you want the lowest number possible and your cd4 count should be a high number when I was diagnosed my count was a little higher then yours. your medicine should decrease that number. remember to take your medicine every day. good luck.
I think if i remember correctly my was 55 million
Thanks for your feedback. Well my first appointment with my hiv specialist is coming up in two weeks. So far I just did bloodwork, my doctor should talk me through the results and start me on treatment during the appointment I assume.
I was diagnosed in 1987 and pretty newly infected. So I felt fine for until 1996 when my Viral Load shot up to 500,000. At that time the only thing around was AZT. I was lucky to get in the Protease Inhibitor Crixivan Clinical Trial which virtually saved me. With more and more medications coming out I have had an undetectable viral load since 2000. The new meds out should get you load down near undetectable. Might want to talk with doc about your current meds.
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