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undetected possible?
Jun 29, 2013

If one is HIV positive, will the HIV DNA PCR qualitative test remain positive for many years after infection or will the result eventually become undetected/negative, since the viral load drops? I read somewhere that the viral load can drop, meaning that the HIV DNA PCR, in particular, will not be able to detect the virus.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

In general, even if the plasma viral load is undetectable, HIV DNA tests from blood cells remain positive.



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