finally received the accurate viral load test results (after
blood was drawn on 3/21/02, my viral load is 7,200,000 IU/ml
(ALT 14, AST 35 and Genotype 1a).
mystified why it would take a trained doctor (that cares about
the health of his patient) 6 months to get the basic critical
information needed to make complex decisions involved in treating
Well at least now I have a base line, I was hoping for lower
viral numbers, wish I had the full picture 6 months ago. I'll
keep you informed.
my program several months ago and his AST and ALT and other
numbers have gotten much better but he always ended up with
a range test for the viral load so he never knew what the viral
load was when he started.
This is a very common problem
facing all of us! We need to start educating the doctors.
that when you get your next viral load test, call the lab
that you are going to first, ask what the doctor needs to
write on the perscription to get an exact number instead of
that those of you who have had this problem will appreciate
knowing that they all will tell you something different but
you will then get an excact number instead of a range.