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HIV Transmission From Patient With Non Detectable Viral Load

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Viral Load Tests

... What Is Viral Load? How Is the Test Used? How Are Changes in Viral Load Measured? Viral Load "Blips" What Do the Numbers Mean? Are There Problems With the Viral Load Test? What Is Viral Load? The viral load test measures the amount
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HIV Transmission From Patient with Nondetectable Viral Load

Mr. Sowadsky, I recently shared a needle with a friend of mine who has learned that he is HIV positive. He knew prior to the incident and says that my risk is minimal due to the fact the he has an "undetectable" viral load. Is this true? What's the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...If you shared a needle with this person,you are still considered at significant risk of infection with HIV. The factthat his viral load was "below detectable levels" merely means your risk waslower, than if you had shared a needle from a person... Read more »

VIRAL LOAD AND HIV TRANSMISSION

Hey Dr. Bob,What's the latest scoop on HIV viral load and the risk od HIV transmission. Was the Swiss Study correct?Thanks,Zeke
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...together all the recent reports continue to suggest that effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels significantly decreases the risk of HIV transmission. However, the risk is not... Read more »

lymphoma hiv-reinfection

My boyfriend was recently diagnosed with lymphoma, he is on medication with an undetectable viral load, my viral load is 70,000. we have been having sex unprotected for 3 monthes, is it possible that i reinfected him with hiv? and could that be the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...strain of HIV occurs but is not common (particularly if patient in question on effective HIV treatment and maintains undetectable viral load) and to my knowledge has not been associated with increased short term risk for development of lymphoma.... Read more »

Undetectable Viral Load Infection and Superinfection (FINDINGS SUGGEST HIV CAN BE TRANSMITTED FROM MSM WITH UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD 2009) (SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

Thanks for your comments and information about the possibility that people with undetectable viral might be able to infect HIV negative people and contribute to HIV superinfection, but is there any research revealing the actual numbers of such...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...labor-intensive and highly expensive laboratory analysis. What has been conclusively proven is that HIVers with an undetectable HIV plasma viral load can transmit their virus to others. Generally speaking it is felt that superinfections (dual... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Personalized Vaccine Helps Decrease HIV Patients' Viral Load, Study Says

...carried out by doctors at Barcelona's Hospital Clinic and after 24 weeks the majority had shown a 'significant' decrease in their viral load, the hospital said" on Tuesday, Agence France-Presse/ Montreal Gazette reports. "This decrease was... Read more »
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Poster Session 12279: Two-Year Durability of HIV-1 Viral Load Suppression in Patients Treated with Indinavir who Experience Virus Load Declines to <500 VRNA Copies/mL

...As researchers learn more about the importance of bringing viral load as low as possible for as long as possible, data about the magnitude and duration of viral load responses becomes especially Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Compare Different Antiretroviral Combination Therapies' Ability to Suppress Viral Loads in Patients on Initial Treatment of HIV-1 Infection

...the antiretroviral drug efavirenz is the most effective among two other widely used antiretroviral regimens at suppressing HIV viral loads for initial treatment of HIV-1 infection, according to a study published in the May 15 issue of the New... Read more »
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FTC Potent Within a HAART Regimen in Treatment-Naive HIV-Infected Patients With High Viral Loads

... Efficacy of Emtricitabine (FTC) in HIV-Infected Patients With High Pre-Treatment Viral Load (Poster 546) Authored by I. Sanne, M. Saag, A. Shaw, E. Mondou, J. Hinkle, J.B. Quinn, F. Rousseau for the FTC-301 and FTC-302 Read more »
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STOP HIV/AIDS FOREVER!! READ THIS AD! YOUR OK

Posted by sbev1981
...next move. What this means is you will eventually take a test if you haven't already to see where your CD4 count is and your Viral Load is. To help you understand this better and quicker your CD4 is your body's army that fight off virus such as a... Read more »

End HIV Forever!! YOU ARE OK & WILL LIVE

Posted by sbev1981, 2 Replies
...next move. What this means is you will eventually take a test if you haven't already to see where your CD4 count is and your Viral Load is. To help you understand this better and quicker your CD4 is your body's army that fight off virus such as a... Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...routine. Despite the availability of a reliable method to detect this initial phase of infection, the polymerase chain reaction viral load test, medical providers worldwide will diagnose only about one of every 60,000 cases of acute HIV... Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...The Failure of Viral Load Tests JAMA Study Shakes AIDS Science, Angers HIV Advocates A nationwide team of orthodox AIDS researchers led by doctors Benigno Read more »