Aug 1, 2010
Can the Viral count ever return to zero?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
The assays that measure HIV viral load were not designed to get to zero. That is why they have a lower limit of detection, usually somewhere around 50 copies/ml. There are some experimental assays that can get down to about a 5 copy limit of detection. Regardless, undetectable does not mean that virus could not be detected in circulating blood cells or from cells in various organs.
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