Sep 19, 2010
I have been HIV + since 2003...Now my cd4 count is 690 and I am undetable since 2007. If I take a home test...will the virus show up?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Yes, despite having an undetectable HIV plasma viral load, you will still have a positive (reactive) HIV-antibody test (ELISA, EIA, rapid test, home test, Western Blot). You can read much more about the difference between HIV-diagnostic tests (ELISA, Western Blot, etc.) and HIV-monitoring test (viral load, CD4 counts, etc.) in the archives of this forum and elsewhere on this site. Have a look!
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