Is is normal for viral load to rebound?
After starting ART my viral load had became much lower.
However, I have been asked to provide more blood as it has raised slightly again.
Is this normal? Or are my tablets not working?
Thanks for your Q and for letting us post the answer online.
Although most people quickly become undetectable on ART, sometimes it takes a little longer.
However, to answer properly it would really help to have a few more details.
- What was your viral load when you started treatment?
- How long ago this was?
- How low did your viral load go on ART?
- How high was the last result?
- Also, which HIV drugs are you taking.
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