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undetectable--for how long??
Oct 15, 2001

I was just wondering, is there an aproximate time period for how long one can remain undetectable? Can a healthy 2 year old remain healthy for a long time while on meds? Do opportunistic infections generally set in at some point and does the immune system weaken over long periods of time--for everyone who is HIV? Thank you for all you do.

Response from Dr. Sullivan

An individual[ child or adult] with HIV infection receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy may remain undetectable indefinitely as long as they are receiving and taking their medications; JLS.

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