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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?

Thank you!

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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