Dissident AIDS Database

Viral loadFalse viral loadCausesHSV
The impact of active herpes simplex virus infection on human immunodeficiency virus load.
 Mole L, Ripich S, Margolis D, Holodniy
  "Sixteen subjects were identified with an active HSV infection and had pre-outbreak, acute-phase, and post-outbreak plasma (n = 16) and peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) (n = 8) samples for evaluation... Thus, an acute HSV episode can result in increased HIV transcription and plasma virus load"
  J Infect Dis 1997 Sep;176(3):766-701997