|Viral Load Still at 64 After Months of Meds
Jun 29, 2014
I want to thank Dr. Holodniy & others here who answer questions, I appreciate it so much. I hope you can help me.
After 6 months of being on Complera, my recent test results are HIV 1 RNA, QN PCR 64 and HIV 1 RNA, QN PCR 1.81
This means my viral load is 64 copies/ML: My question is: What technically is considered 'undetectable'? Zero? And why does it show 64 after so many months of this drug?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
You don't indicate what your viral load was before starting treatment or whether a resistance test was performed to determine if your viral strain had any resistance to HIV drugs. In general, most people would have an undetectable viral load (< 40 or < 20 copies/mL) 6 months after starting HIV treatment, but is some people it may take a few more weeks.
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