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.
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