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Undetectable to detectable

Oct 7, 2017

Hey Dr . Mark, I been undetectable <20 for the last 3 years since I was diagnosed but my most recent labs came back as .20 value:1.301 cd4: 646. My Doctor said thats slightly detectable and that I probably will be ok and back to undetectable in my next visit(4months) but Im a little concerned. I have never missed a dosed. Is this Normal to happen? Is my treatment(triumeq) maybe starting to fail? Will my numbers continue to go up? Your advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

I agree with your doctor and I am not concerned. We often see these "blips", and in most cases the viral load does become undetectable again on retest. We only start to get concerned when the HIV viral load starts to climb above 200 and remains there or higher. So at this point, nothing to worry about.



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