Can You Get Hiv From Someone Undetectable

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I have HIV, I am undetectable, but CD4 Drastically dropped?

I was diagnosed with HIV in 2004, I started meds( Atripla)in 2007(CD4=425, VL=I dont remember but it wasn't undetectable before I started meds in 2007).The beginning of 2008 I became undetectable, CD4 was 650. March of this year (2009), my CD4 was...
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
Sounds like a mistake. Given your viral load is still undetectable, I would just have the CD4 count repeated. Read more »

HIV undetectable

What does it mean to have "undetectable" HIV? What are the risks of contracting HIV from this... Read more »

HIV with undetectable platelet count

My brother has AIDS and told me that he wants to stop aids meds because his platelet count is... Read more »
Project Inform

Switching From Combivir to Truvada Keeps HIV Undetectable, Improves Blood Fats, But Fails to Improve Limb Fat

...switched from Combivir (zidovudine/AZT + lamivudine/3TC) to Truvada (tenofovir + emtricitabine/FTC) maintained their control of HIV replication, had improvements in blood lipids, but did not see improvements in limb fat. The poster presentation... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Roche, Trimeris Announce Study Results Indicating Fuzeon, MK-0518 Combination Therapy Effective in Lowering HIV to Undetectable Levels

...MK-0518 sponsored by Merck, Reuters reports. Fuzeon is in a class of drugs called fusion inhibitors and is designed for HIV/AIDS patients who have failed to respond to other medications. "[R]esponse rates" for the combination Fuzeon-MK-0518... Read more »

November's Top 10 Ways the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Improves the National Response to HIV/AIDS

... This article was cross-posted from the blog. Last week, we announced that we'd be posting monthly National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) Top Ten lists to reinforce Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Is the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Good for Black Americans? Part 3: Reducing HIV-Related Disparities

...Black AIDS Weekly , the newsletter of the Black AIDS Institute . When the Obama administration unveiled its new National HIV/AIDS Strategy in July, New York City-based Housing Works challenged the strategy's second goal of increasing... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...symptoms with tongue(white crap on tongue and taste buds seem to be larger than normal at back of tongue)Could a person still have hiv in their system but for some reason not coming back with antibodies in their test results? What are the... Read more »

Undetected HIV-1 RNA,PCR at 17 weeks

Posted by roma2010, 2 Replies
...clearly there's something wrong with me and he cannot pinpoint what it is.. i asked him about people who go straight from hiv to aids within a year or so and they always test negative because their immune system are so compromised that they can't... Read more »

Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »


Posted by sbev1981
...husband in my life that Masters in BioChemistry and Virology. After many hours of on line research and talking to my husband HIV is nothing like it was 20 years ago. What you need to look forward to now is understanding that it will be a life... Read more »