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Info about the HIV virus

Jan 6th 2014 at 1:33 AM

A person whose immune system is working well, without being weakened, normally CD4 has (milliliter or cubic millimeter) of blood.
Approximately five hundred (500) ml or more cells per mm3 or from this marker, the doctor may advise the beginning or not of anti-AIDS therapy.
Currently treatment is indicated when the CD4 level is between 500 and 350, with a tendency to decrease. Below 250, the immune system becomes very weak. Besides the cocktail, it is possible that enter into the daily routine medications to prevent opportunistic infections.
Examination of viral load indicates the number of copies of HIV per milliliter or mm3 (milliliter or cubic millimeter) of blood and the more HIV multiplies in the body, plus the viral load rises.
Viral load is measured in number of copies of HIV (e.g. 10,000 copies per ml or mm3 (milliliter or cubic millimeter) of blood and is considered "undetectable" when it is so low that you cannot measure it
There are different types for viral load testing.
Some cannot detect smaller quantities than 400 or 500 copies of HIV, but other more accurate, can detect amounts of up to 20-50 copies.
Therefore, "undetectable" could not be considered synonymous with absence of virus in the body and people with this marker can transmit AIDS.
TREATMENT From 1982 to 1989 the median survival of patients in Brazil with over 12 AIDS was only 5.1 months (Chaucer, 1992), i.e., after diagnosis of the first opportunistic infection, about 50% of patients died in less than six months.

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