The results of a viral load test are described as the number of copies of HIV RNA in a millilitre of blood. But your doctor will normally just talk about your viral load as a number. For example, a viral load of 10,000 would be considered low; 100,000 would be considered high.What is the normal range for HIV viral load?
According to HIV.gov, HIV viral load is typically undetectable below levels of 40 to 75 copies/mL. The exact number depends on the lab that analyzes the tests. Some people may experience blips. These are temporary, oftentimes small increases in viral load.What increases viral load?
Infections that activates the immune system, sometimes causes HIV viral load to increase – for example, flu, vaccinations, or some other sexually transmitted infections. If the viral load is confirmed at a similar or higher level, your doctor will probably discuss the options for changing treatment.What is HIV viral load and why is it important?
An HIV viral load is a blood test that measures the amount of HIV in your blood. HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. HIV is a virus that attacks and destroys cells in the immune system. These cells protect your body against viruses, bacteria, and other disease-causing germs.