|PCR RNA / Antibodies
May 10, 1999
Have read that a person can have PCR RNA test result < 50 copies / ml. and still be HIV Positive.
If this is a result for the immune system's ability to control viral replication - would this meen that immune system when "fighting the virus" would produce antibodies??
Is it possible to test negative both antibodies and RNA and still be HIV positive?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
There are a few people who have viral loads of < 50/ml, in the absence of therapy. They would indeed by people who had good immunologic control of the virus (antibodies and cytotoxic T cells). Although people keep hoping to find these cases, I have not heard or or personally seen a case of someone who is infected and has all these negative tests.
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