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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