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Undetectable Viral Load Without Meds

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Undetectable Viral Load without Meds

Dear Mark, I understand that even if a patient on HAART has an undetectable viral load, virus may still be trapped in other areas of the body, particularly the lymphatic system. However can a patient who has NEVER been on meds continually have an...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Serology will be positive in people with undetectable viral loads and not on meds. They most likely had high positive viral loads during acute infection, which is what prompted the immune system Read more »

Undetectable Viral Load without Meds

Dear Ben, I understand that even if a patient on HAART has an undetectable viral load, virus may... Read more »

HIV+, undetectable viral load, no meds

In July, 1999, a life insurance company tested me for HIV, and it came out positive on both an... Read more »
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... Viral Load Basics | Viral Load Test Results | Viral Load and HIV Treatment | Viral Load "Blips" | Viral Load and HIV Transmission Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, August 10, 2010

...Isentress (raltegravir) and Truvada (tenofovir/FTC) a month ago. When I started taking this regimen I had a CD4 count of zero and my viral load was well over 300,000. Since starting this regimen I have gained about 23 pounds. Do you have any idea... Read more »
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Will Your Next Viral Load Be as Undetectable as the Last? Study Says: Probably

... If your past several viral load test results have been undetectable, there's about a 95 percent chance that your next one will be, too, according to a large Read more »
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...resistance a matter of degree? I'm resistant to almost all HIV meds. However with two newly approved drugs, I was able to get my viral load below 200. Is that good enough or should I be striving to become undetectable? My HIV drug... Read more »
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cd4 & viral load....no meds

Posted by debtex, 4 Replies
...of a sudden...you can stop now..so, I always watched what happened to other patients in our clinic. After about 6 weeks your viral load will get super high, and then will start to decline, and kind of teeter in that area for a while. so of... Read more »

Is the Viral Load really undetectable.

Posted by Atheena, 1 Reply
...section. Just curious on how others are thinking about this. Dr..... I was wondering about how well we are able to track the viral load accurately. I watch my lab results, nothing changes, and everything is perfect for 22 years. However, I... Read more »

Viral load 334,000 to undetectable in 5 months

Posted by DJones, 3 Replies
...Just wanted to give some people hope. In January 2009 I was diagnosed with AIDS and had a viral load of 334,000 and a TCell count of 106. In five months on Atripla I now am undetectable and have a TCell count of 284. So there Read more »

I'm UNDETECTABLE - at last!

Posted by dj1979, 3 Replies
...I just had my 3-month labs done, after 3 months on meds. The CD4 is still pending, but the viral load came back - UNDETECTABLE! Before I started meds, my viral load was still over 11,000. At least I know things are moving in Read more »