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Question abou the virus
May 6, 2007

I recently tested pos and my viral load came back undetectable. However, i have been reading on this thing about people who testing positive and the results come back high, low, or in between. My questioin, is shoudlnt everyone's test be low or undetectable when they first get diagnosed and then the numbers increase from there. My friend told me something about your viral load shooting up or something. Have my viral load already shot up. I guess I am just confused about how the virus initally begins its "attack"

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Although you recently tested positive, is this really acute infection within the last few weeks, or could you have been infected for months to years? Although it is much more likely to have detectable viral loads, a small percentage of people in early chronic infection can be undetectable.



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