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What is a low viral load?
Jan 31, 2003

I wanted to know what the numbers were for it to be considered a low viral load?

Also, what does "undetectable" really mean when refering to viral load? and what are the numbers relative to such a description?

Thanks.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

An undetectable viral load usually means a value of < 50 copies/ml. This is a somewhat artificial threshold, since many people have some level of detectable virus between 0-50 copies/ml, particularly if they are on treatment. A low viral load would then be considered in the range of 50-1,000 copies/ml.



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