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Detectable viral load at less than 48

Jan 18, 2008

I received today a lab result that I am still confused about: The viral load came back as "detectable but not quantifiable" at less than 48 copies per ml. Is this evidence that my viral load is getting ready to shoot up or that the virus is starting to break through? How should I understand this result, since I have always been non-detectable?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

It's a blip, probably the result of assay variability, and I would not be concerned about it.

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