The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Understanding Your LabsUnderstanding Your Labs
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Undetectable viral load

Oct 27, 2013

Regarding an undetectable viral load and a standard HIV test, I am a little confused, is it still possible to test HIV positive when having a normal test if you have an undetectable viral load? Reason I ask is because I work in various countries around the world in the oil industry, some countries require a medical check including HIV and I wanted to know if my HIV test results when undetectable might be missed when having normal blood tests?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

You can be HIV infected, have a positive screening and confirmatory antibody test, and yet have an undetectable HIV viral load.

Transmission protection between HIV pos and HCV pos sexual partners?
lab tests

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint