|If VL isundetectable and I take an HIV test, do I test HIV positive?
Oct 17, 2010
Hello, I was wondering if the HIV positive diagnosis can only be made if the VL is present in blood. If I take the test now, one year after I have been on treatment and my VL is undetectable, will I still test HIV positive? Will I still have HIV antibodies regardless of the fact that VL is undetectable or HIV can be detected only when the VL is over a certain limit? Is it a case that once you have had the diagnosis of HIV positive, you have it for life because the body can not eradicate the virus? Thank you. Kind Regards,
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
You will still have antibodies and the HIV antibody test will still be positive for the foreseeable future.
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