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Are elite suppressors actually cured?

Sep 26, 2010

Have they ever used an extra sensitive viral load test to see if elite non progressors (those who maintain undetectable viral loads without meds) actually have any virus left in their bodies? My understanding is they have tests that can detect as little as one or two virus particle. Has anyone ever done this test on these people? Just curious.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Yes they have virus that can be measured/detected, which can be found inside circulating blood cells or lymph nodes, but perhaps not detectable in blood plasma.

3rd set of labs, no change, doc says 6 mos is OK for next labs
CD4 cell lifespan with and without treatment

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