What is "viral load"?

What is an HIV viral load report?

What can I do to decrease my viral load?

What does the viral load tell me?
What is the difference between CD4 count and viral load?
Why does HIV affect CD4 cells?
How do I know when I am ready to take meds?

How do I know when I am ready to take meds?

When your CD4 count drops to between 200 and 350 cells, you should start thinking about taking HIV medications and have your immune system monitored closely.

When your CD4 count is below 200 or 20%, you have a high chance of getting other infections and diseases. At this point, it is important to think about taking meds.

 
 
 
 
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