Non-detectable viral load
Jul 28, 2000
What is considered a non-detectable viral load? Mine went from 40,000 to 70 after 7 months of being on Combivir and Viracept, and I read that when your viral load is less that 400 it is considered non-detectable. That is why I ask the above question.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Depends on the generation of viral load assay. First generation assays have a lower cutoff of 400-500 copies/ml. Newer ultrasensitive assays have a lower cutoff of 50 copies/ml. Currently we consider < 50 as "undetectable.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- What Are The Odds Of Contracting Genital Herpes After Sleeping With Someone Who Has It But Not An Outbreak?
- What Are The Chances Of Getting Hpv?
- What Are The Chances Of Getting Genital Herpes?
- What Antibiotic Treats Bacterial Vaginitis?
- Symptoms Of Shingles Without Blisters
- Symptoms Of Herpes In The Urethra
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.