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Undetectable
Mar 24, 2001

Can my drug resistance be measured if my VL is undetectable?

thank u, JD

Response from Dr. Little

No - the generally available resistance test relies on the detection of HIV RNA (the virus) in the blood. This typically requires and HIV RNA (viral load) of 500-1000 copies. Tests which will be able to permit resistance testing at lower levels of virus are being developed, but are not generally available at this time.


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