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Is VL present without HIV?

Jul 31, 1998

Is it possible to have a VL of 7500 and not have HIV?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

That would be extremely unlikely. Possiblities for this scenario include, acute infection (+ VL, - HIV antibody), or false positive test (+ VL, - antibody, but not infected). The VL tests are very specific for HIV-1 infection. Thus it would also be unlikely that this were a cross reaction to other viral infections like HIV-2, or HTLV I/II. MH

Please Help:17-month old maybe HIV+
Reason for lowered viral load

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