Is a viral load of 2,200,000 very high?
Hi, my viral load is 2,200,000 – that’s very high, right?
Generally, any viral load above 100,000 copies/mL is high.
If you are likely to have been HIV positive for a while, your CD4 count will also be low. This makes if important to start HIV treatment.
If you are already on treatment, a viral load this high, definitely means you need to change your meds.
However, if it is likely you only caught HIV a few weeks ago, viral load can often go this high and sometime even higher (sometimes over 20,000,000 copies/mL).
It is still imprtant to start treatment, but this should also help you know that other people get these results – ad that treatment will still work well.