Viral load, also known as viral burden or viral titer, is a measure of the severity of a viral infection, and can be calculated by estimating the amount of virus in an involved body fluid. For example, it can be given in RNA copies per milliliter of blood plasma. Tracking viral load is used to monitor therapy during chronic viral infections, and in immunocompromised patients such as those recovering from bone marrow or solid organ transplantation. Currently, routine testing is available for HIV-1, cytomegalovirus, hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus.
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The quantity of measurable virus in a body fluid. Change in viral load, measured in plasma, is sometimes used as a SURROGATE MARKER in disease progression.
The numerical value of viral load in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of viral load in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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With my first child, I was scared, but with my second, I was not scared at all because I knew what my viral load and CD4 levels were, and he wouldn't contract it.
Complex trauma is what led many of my patients to get HIV in first place and gets them to remain depressed, stay addicted and have trouble adhering to their meds, medicine and HIV primary care has not considered these health issues to be in their domain and their responsibility. I've heard many clinicians brag about having patients on crack be undetectable in their viral load, as if HIV was going to kill them in the first place. It's not. Crack is going to kill them.
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- carga viralSpanish
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