|HIV not detected
May 18, 2013
My blood work has come back HIV-not detected for over a year. I asked my Dr. but he thinks not detected is the same as detected but too low to count. I stopped my HIV meds three months ago. I had new blood tests because I got a horrible cold/crud and worried the virus came back. They still cannot find any virus in my blood. My doctor now says stay off the drugs and continue to check blood on occaission. How long a period of testing not-detected is required to assume a cure?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Your doctor is correct, undetectable in blood plasma, means it is too low to count, but the virus is still present in blood and other cells.
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