|Detectable now. cause for concern?
Dec 1, 2011
I've been on Isentress + Truvada for two years and have always been undetectable. About a month ago, I forgot my nighttime dose of Truvada and one Isentress tab. I took it 12 hours later the next morning. This is the only time I ever missed taking my meds on time.
My last labs showed a VL of 23 (very low, but I think the test got more sensitive) and CD4 of 850 (last CD4 was 940). Cause for concern? or is the VL so low as to still be considered undetectable? Thanks
| Response from Dr. Young
Hi and thanks for posting.
First, your adherence to your medications is excellent.
Second, a single viral load of 23 is rarely, if ever, a cause for significant concern. While not officially undetectable, these low-level blips are not predictors of treatment problems.
I hope that helps, BY
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