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Undetectable 50 or 75

Mar 6, 2005

I recentely had to change doctors due to my medical coverage changing. I know that normally undetectable means a VL of less than 50. When I saw my new doctor he stated "they" considered a VL under 75 to be undetectable. My VL was <75 and a CD4 of 335. This worries me as it seems "they" are not as aggressive at keeping the VL down as my previous doctor. Am I correct to be worried? I have never heard that a VL being under 75 was undetectable.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

This would be a different viral load assay with a slightly higher viral load threshold for defining an "undetectable" viral load. I think you are fine.

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