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Non-detectable and HIV test
Jan 3, 2009

I was recently visiting friends on vacation and all of us visited a health fair where free HIV test were being administered(those quick test that take less then 30 minutes). I am a healthy, HIV+, 41 year old male, with a non-detectable viral load. My friends took the test, I declined but it made me wonder if the test would have shown my HIV+ status even at a undetectable level?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Yes. The test is looking for antibodies and not viral load.



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