|Undetectable what is the Latest Standard?
Mar 27, 2011
Is there a new Standard and does it depend on the test. I use to be undetectable at <50 now ths last one was undetectable at >48 ... Now I am hearing something about >20. I know there is not much difference in those readings but are they just using new testing procedures?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Yes. Slightly different chemistry, configuration, and procedures of the viral load tests allows for slightly better sensitivity. Unfortunately is has created a lot of confusion about what to do with folks that had undetectable viral load at < 50 and now have positive results that are > 20. In most of those cases people are remaining on the current HIV regimens and doing just fine.
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