My viral load is increasing, is this a problem?
In September 2017 my viral load was 5768, its now 12679. Should be worried?
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If a person is on medication and they are adhering to their medication, their viral load usually becomes undetectable within three months. Once undetectable it should stay like this.
However, it is possible that some people will have problems with their medication and their viral loads will rebound. When this happens its common that people will need to change treatment.
As your viral load has been detectable for a long time, it is already likely that you might ve resistance to some of your meds.
The recent viral load increase might mean the resistance is getting worse.
In the UK, your treatment would have been changed earlier when your viral load did not become undetectable.
Please talk to your doctor about this. They should be able to talk about options for your next treatment, and perhaps to do a resistance test. This online guide has more information: