Hello everyone, good afternoon! Viral charge is the term used to describe the amount of HIV in a body fluid.
Viral load tests
Well, I know it's scary when you see the first one!
These viral load measures the amount of HIV in a small blood sample and this is one of the tests that will be performed regularly to monitor their health and help inform treatment decisions..
My first one of them showed me something above terrifying three million and a little more!
When I saw him, the result, I got off guard and "busted a bus"!
Yes Yes Yes! You did not read wrong and I did not even want to say anything else. Maybe I'll tell them another day!
The Test Scare! This test, the viral load, yes, it scares!
The Viral Load Test. It scares and beats. But do not bite after you start to treat!
But after you get the medication and talk to other people about it, and see that they are well, it helps you feel better and clear things up for you!
Surely you can say that it is difficult to find someone to talk to. Well I know, but you
Since the end of 2017, perhaps a little earlier, the viral load has been monitored every six months and the CD4 count is done early in the treatment to check the immunological status of the newly diagnosed.
Then every six months. AND from 18 months to count of CD4 may even be no longer monitored, except if we do it to measure eventual therapeutic falls and also to investigate the whys of a opportunistic infection! The result of a viral load test is described as the "copy" number of the HIV genetic material (RNA) per milliliter (copies / ml).
The result of the viral load test is always a number
Usually your doctor will only give the result of your viral load test as a number.
Well, there are a number of different viral load tests at each use, using a slightly different technique to measure the number of HIV particles in the blood.
And yes, all tests are equally reliable in determining a high, medium or low viral load. However, each test has a threshold below which it can not reliably detect HIV. This is referred to as having undetectable viral load. " "
Undetectable viral load is generally defined as below 50 copies / ml. Until recently, this was the lowest detectable level for tests most commonly used in routine viral load monitoring. There are now some ultra-sensitive tests that can measure below 20 copies / ml.
High Viral Load Is Not A Reason For Panic! Is A Guide In Therapeutics,
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"The Viral Load Test investigates your clinical / laboratory status at the start of therapy as well as reducing the viral load in your blood.
And also if HIV treatment is working and viral load in the blood is reduced, not in other body fluids. "
I, Claudius, while respecting and abiding by the foundations of science, I know that medicine is not an absolute science, and if the undetectable is equal to the non-transmissible, sperm HIV has already been found in people with undetectable viral load;
This is not to say that there may not be HIV in the sample, just that the number of copies is something between 0 and 50.
Having an undetectable viral load is a good thing. It should help your immune system recover and remain strong, decreasing the possibility of developing opportunistic diseases.
Translator: I can not leave this point in this way, because this is relatively obscure. I knew and lost people who lived well, with undetectable viral loads, CD4 above 900 - !!! - and yet they were hit by the development of AIDS-related neoplasms ...
Amarylis Was Not A Case Of AIDS
We lost a friend under these circumstances.
Initially she became mysterious with sudden and repeated trips to consult with a doctor .... Well, shortening the story the truth is that in a year she lost her life and in my opinion he, the doctor, should have asked for an MRI for a person with HIV and double vision. It was a lymphoma. A trick like this does not allow errors and delays
When "the thing exploded," nothing else could be done.
We have lost it in a devastatingly short period: Ten days!!!
So I advise caution in this regard and a very serious conversation with your infectologist about it, and look for a neurologist to live on an observation basis if you have a health plan that can enable you to establish this routine or even if you has material resources that can give you possibilities to do so). Among people with the same CD4 count, those with higher viral loads tend to have a faster disease progression than those with lower viral loads.
This advice is part of a final reality and fortunately distant! We have the treatment so fast we are diagnosed and have our CD4 measured. And this is done promptly, on schedule for the shortest possible time!
This is due to the Start Study, which redefined the reality of our treatments at the "Of the civilized world," after proving that the best therapeutic and economic sculptural. I hope the current federal administration does the homework, note that it is much smarter, even from an economic standpoint - I am looking for texts in the midst of almost 4000 texts - to treat people living with HIV / AIDS and to keep them with their immune systems preserved, than to sponsor a dismantled treatment, with an evident ideological bias, based on religious prejudice!
Not even Christ can endure what has been done under the pretext of acting in his name ....
TREATING MY BANK AND DATA, ONLY the Ministry of Health COULD have a comprehensive database -
I work painfully long (***19 *** years ***) is expensive, no feature offered to maintain the system.
Viral Load High High Probability of Evolution Toward AIDS
The more HIV in your blood, which means that the higher your viral load, the faster your CD4 cells will be, the HIV target cells that control the immune system, the chief commander in the fight against infections, the risk of becoming ill from HIV, more precisely opportunistic infections.
Changes in your viral load over time, along with other indications, in particular your CD4 count and the presence of HIV-related symptoms,
can help you decide when to start treatmentMeste
Treatment Maintenance and Treatment Monitoring
Effective HIV treatment results in a decrease in viral load. If you are at the beginning of treatment or stop the treatments, your doctor should perform a viral load test to determine a "line" before starting or changing the drug, followed by another test four to twelve weeks later to see as your viral load has gone down.
For most people, HIV treatment can reduce the amount of HIV to "undetectable." Undetectable viral load is the goal of HIV treatment. If you are having HIV treatment and have undetectable viral load, HIV is much less likely to develop resistance to the drugs used to treat it and also the risk of getting sick because of HIV is reduced.
The amount of time it takes to achieve undetectable viral load may vary and after six months on your first combination, your viral load should ideally have gone below 50 copies / ml.
The best results of HIV treatment are seen in people who take all doses of their anti-HIV drugs as prescribed. This is sometimes referred to as Grip.
Adherence is a Capital Need! Avoid At All Dose of One Dose at All Costs! Treat yourself spartanly and, if you can, Draconianly.
When I became HIV-positive I ate, yes, the bread that the devil kneaded with his butt! After making sure I could not adjust to the routine (forgive me those who work seriously! I've never seen you !!!) of abuse against me, I opted for the streets!
The only problem, and I evoked this reminder to reach this paragraph:
Medications, against HIV or to treat anemia, sometimes depend on their greater permanence in the organisms, some call this "half life" I call bioavailability window.
This thing implies in some food "rituals" such as fasts or feeds before the taking of the "thing in itself"
Please see: Please follow my reasoning for a few minutes in the first person:
I gave up the support house and, strangely enough, went back to the streets. I just woke up.
I am here, lying in a pair of Jose Paulino Street, a street of intense commerce, with people passing from one side to the other and the shame of being on the sidewalk hurts more than the fear of dying.
I have been fasting for almost 9 hours and I have here a small amount, which guarantees me a "drip" and a bread with butter. But I have to keep fasting for another hour because it is time to take DDI - Renato Russo describes the experience of taking this "thing" as "eating a live dog!
Have you eaten a live dog? I do not think so. But think of you swallowing a poodle, without having to chop please ....
The point is, I can not stand the hunger, the mouth is dry, the feeling that I open my mouth, twelve million bats will come out of my mouth. I rely on this Devil's remedies to keep hope, in the next test, we did not know, doctors and patients.
I do not give you a result. If you are able to obey routine and are a determined and strong person you will hold your wave, you will take the damn DDI and after an hour (think every minute ...) you can finally eat and go back to "your life" )! ....
In the streets, with the risk of death or not, it was much easier for me to endure that, the cold and the armed clutches
Viral load blips
People with undetectable viral loads may experience small increases in their viral load from time to time. These are often called "blipes" and usually the viral load will increase between undetectable up to 100 or 200 copies / ml before going back down, to undetectable in the next test. This does not indicate that treatment is failing. However, if the viral load rises above 50 but below 500 copies / ml and remains there, this could indicate that your treatment is not working as well as it should and that you and your doctor should discuss whether it is necessary to change the treatment.
Vaccines and infections can cause temporary increases in viral load and you and your doctor can decide on a viral load test for one month after illness or vaccination.
The resistance test
If you are having HIV treatment and your viral load rises above 200 copies / ml, it may be because HIV has become resistant to a drug.
Resistance testing can be done to see which drug you are taking has become resistant to HIV. If you have developed resistance to a drug you may also be resistant to other similar drugs that have not been taken - this is called cross-resistance and a resistance test should also indicate which drug will be effective for you. There are many anti-HIV drugs available; you can find out more about these in our anti-HIV Drugs booklet (see www.aidsmap.com/booklets)
Viral load and HIV transmission
If you have a high viral load in your blood, then you may also have a high viral load in other body fluids, including your semen or vaginal fluid. Having a high viral load means that HIV can be transmitted more easily.
As well as reducing the viral load in your blood, HIV treatment also reduces viral load in other body fluids.
For women living with HIV who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, treating HIV to reduce viral load is an important part of preventing your baby from getting contaminated. In the UK, because of the high standards of care (as defined in the British HIV Association guidelines), the risk of mother-to-child transmission is very low. For women who are on effective HIV treatment and who have an undetectable viral load, the risk of transmission to your baby is 0,1%, or one in 1,000.
There has been a lot of discussion about how it is likely that HIV can be transmitted during sex when someone living with HIV is having an effective treatment and has undetectable viral load. Of course, having undetectable viral load significantly reduces the risk of HIV transmission.
For example, a study of observing couples in which one partner has HIV and the other finding no transmission during a two-year period when the HIV-positive partner was taking HIV treatment and had an undetectable viral load.
However, it is unclear whether the undetectable viral load completely removes the risk of HIV being transmitted.
In particular, undetectable viral load in the blood does not necessarily that the viral load is undetectable in other body fluids.
Viral load may fluctuate between regular tests and other factors can increase the likelihood that HIV will be transmitted, as one partner has sexually transmitted infections.
You can read more about this in our Viral load and transmission - a factsheet for people with HIV and we recommend that you talk to someone from your clinical staff about it.