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  • tests
  • They suggest that theuse of the viral load tests, particularly when used as a starting point for beginning anti-HIV therapy, may need to be adjusted for gender to account for this difference. (thebody.com)
  • HIV viral load predicts how fast the disease will progress, while other tests, like the CD4 count, indicate how much damage the virus has already caused. (webmd.com)
  • HIV viral load tests look for RNA, the part of HIV that has the recipe for reproducing itself. (webmd.com)
  • Your doctor should use the same HIV viral load test each time, because tests made by different manufacturers might give you slightly different results. (webmd.com)
  • Differences
  • A Federal Guidelines Panel, which provides guidance on the use of anti-HIV therapy in adults, recently held a meeting to review new information on gender differences in viral load. (thebody.com)
  • Viral load was consistently lower in women than men even after adjustments for CD4+ cell count differences were made. (thebody.com)
  • In addition, the differences in viral levels among men and women suggest that women appear to progress to AIDS with about half the viral load as men. (thebody.com)
  • Like the ALIVE study, differences in viral load emerged. (thebody.com)
  • initially
  • Assuming you are indeed 'recently infected' as well as recently diagnosed, it is not uncommon for the CD4 count to initially drop and viral load to skyrocket. (thebody.com)
  • Doctors initially use the viral load to check the status of HIV after diagnosis, then to monitor the success of HIV treatments. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • transmission
  • After adjusting for various confounders, the relative risk for MTF transmission was reduced to 1.03 ( P =0.93), suggesting that this was largely related to higher viral loads in men. (medpagetoday.com)
  • apparently
  • Dr just called to tell me that she had misinformed me yesterday about my viral load (which she had insisted hadn't been run) but apparently the RNA was run. (medhelp.org)
  • news
  • NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Roche's HIV viral load test, the Swiss drug and diagnostics firm announced today. (genomeweb.com)
  • drop
  • An effective drug combination can often drop the HIV viral load to one-tenth of what it was within a couple of months. (webmd.com)
  • Testing
  • If your viral load changes, you want to be confident it's from what's happening inside you, not skewed by the testing method. (webmd.com)