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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