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Blood Contact Undetectable Viral Load

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Viral Load Testing

... As a person with HIV, having your viral load tested will likely be an importantpart of your plan to stay healthy. You will have the test done regularly,and it will be one of several factorsyou and your doctor will look at whendeciding how to manage your infection.
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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 »

My doc told me that on treatment transmission risk is extremely low. Is he correct? (TRANSMISSION RISK WITH UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD, 2009)

It is quite difficult to find specific answers and I was only able to find a study from Switzerland which seems very encouraging. I asked my doctor about the risks of transmission during effective HAART and he said that the risk is not zero but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...agree the risk of HIV transmission from someone on effective combination antiretroviral therapy, who has driven his HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels, is "not zero but extremely low." I've said this repeatedly in this forum. (See the... Read more »

Viral Load (VIRAL LOAD, FLU, and FLU SHOTS)

Hey Doc,About 6 months ago my viral load was less then 80. 3 months later I went back to the doctor and recieved a flu shot then had my viral retaken right after the shot when I got the numbers back it went up to 500 hundred (not thousand). Is that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(Answer That Never Changes). But since it's flu shot season, I'll gladly repost something from the archives.Stay well!Dr. BobVIRAL LOAD, FLU, and FLU SHOTSOct 20, 2006 Hey Dr. BOB I know it's probably not a good thing to get the flu if we've... Read more »

V Load , Tcell Count

on 2/2006 i was diagn.w/aids. My Tcell was 150, my Vload was 310,000. Started Meds.(Sustiva,Truvada and Dapsone).Today my counts are Tcell 348 VLoad is under 48, undetectable. Do i still have aids and or the hiv virus? my doct.just moved and now I...
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
...You still have HIV infection and the virus. The undetectable viral load is a measure of how much virus is in the blood plasma. It does not measure the virus in other parts of the body. You don't have Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Viral Load Testing

...directly . Why is indirect or direct measurement important? Because the same sample, tested with both tests, will give different viral load measurements. Here's another way to think of the differences between these two tests: One way to describe... Read more »
The Body

HIV Monitoring Test Basics

...to control it. However, every person who tests HIV positive should immediately have two additional tests: a CD4 count and a viral load test. These tests are the critical measuring tools you and your health care provider will use to see what the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...starting the drugs. If your viral load goes up while taking HIV drugs, you and your health care provider should take another viral load measurement. If that result is the same or higher, your drugs may not be working as well as they should. You... Read more »
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LAB/BLOOD Work

Posted by RL9141, 4 Replies
...Today- I went for my first round of lab work before my first appointment with the specialist. The blood work was a horrible experience. 7 vials of blood- I got sick, sweaty, almost passed out. It was horrible. Does this ever get better? 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 »

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 »