Viral Load for HIV and CD4 Count Test
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Viral Load for HIV and CD4 Count Test

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Viral load for HIV is a measure of the amount or quantity of HIV present in 1 ml of blood. This is used to monitor the goal of therapy when a person is taking anti-retroviral therapy for HIV. With the therapy, the viral load should become undetectable over a period of time. This is the time when a person becomes safe for themselves and will also not transmit HIV to anyone else through sexual contact.
The other measure for monitoring the well being of an HIV positive person is the CD4 count. This indirectly measures the immunity of a person to fight infections. The higher the viral load, the faster CD4 count will fall. With undetectable viral load, the CD4 count is expected to be normal.

Viral Load for HIV and CD4 Count Test
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What does it test for?
1. Viral load for HIV 1
2. CD3/CD4/CD8 count
Where should I get tested?
We have around 8000+ lab centers pan India. You need to book the slot online. You can choose either home/office sample pickup or lab visit while booking the slot. Once the slot is booked, you will receive a call from our executive. They will assist you in every possible manner.
When to test?
*The turnaround time for reports is the estimated time. Rarely , the reports may take longer to come due to logistics issues, any public holiday or circumstances beyond our control.
  • Viral load and CD4 count

    Viral load for HIV is a measure of the amount or quantity of HIV present in 1 ml of blood. This is used to monitor the goal of therapy when a person is taking anti retroviral therapy for HIV. With the therapy, the viral load should become undetectable over a period of time. This is the time when a person becomes safe for themselves and will also not transmit HIV to anyone else through sexual contact. The other measure for monitoring the well being of an HIV positive person is the CD4 count. This indirectly measures the immunity of a person to fight infections. The higher the viral load, the faster CD4 count will fall. With undetectable viral load, the CD4 count is expected to be normal.

  • When should I test myself for viral load

    Viral load should be done when someone tests positive for HIV antibodies. This test will confirm if the serology test is true positive or not. This will also inform regarding the amount of HIV in blood, on diagnosis.

  • How often should I test for viral load

    If you are recently diagnosed with HIV, you should test at the start of therapy and after 3 to 6 months as per the advice of your doctor. Once you reach undetectable levels, then you may test every 6 months to 1 year or as per your doctor’s advice. If you have certain symptoms , your doctor will decide the frequency of testing.

  • Can I stop ART once my viral load is undetectable

    No. You must not stop the ART. The idea is to achieve complete viral suppression. Just like common chronic disorders eg hypertension , diabetes, hypothyroidism etc, you need to take the ART on a daily basis.

  • What if I have high viral load , even after taking ART

    This could be due to not taking the pills on regular basis. The other reason could be resistance to the medicines. Your doctor may like to change your medication or test for resistance to anti-viral medications.

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