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Can You Still Get Sick With Undetectable Levels

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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
Hi,No, we do not have reliable information as to how often this phenomenon occurs. As you can probably imagine it is quite challenging to conclusively prove that a particular strain of HIV was transmitted to an already infected individual. This... Read more »

Scared of Meds due to being sick w/meds, but not sick when not taking meds.

I was taking HIV med once a day and I was sick for about a 1-1/2 yrs then decided to stop taking... Read more »

Undetectable but with high LDL levels

I have been undetectable for several year but during my last labs result, descovered that my LDL... 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

Roche and biopharmaceutical company Trimeris on Thursday announced that their antiretroviral drug Fuzeon -- known generically as enfuvirtide -- in combination with Merck 's experimental drug MK-0518 in a recent study decreased HIV viral loads to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Phase II Clinical Trial Shows Vertex's Experimental Protease Inhibitor Lowers Hepatitis C Viral Loads to Undetectable Levels

Cambridge, Mass.-based pharmaceutical company Vertex Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday released results of a Phase II clinical trial that showed its experimental drug VX-950 lowered hepatitis C viral loads to undetectable levels, the AP/ Houston Chronicle... Read more »

Understanding Undetectable Viral Load (Video)

Suppressing the virus to "undetectable" levels has long played a key role in maintaining the health of people with HIV -- and recent research shows it can also dramatically cut HIV transmission risk , with implications for individuals, couples, and... Read more »

HIV Undetectability Unimportant? Wrong.

Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D. In a recent blog entry on , ScotCharles suggests that treating HIV to undetectable levels may be unnecessary. I disagree. I have been an HIV medical provider, caregiver and researcher for over 20 years.... Read more »
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I'm so sick of idiots on this site

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I am so sick of idiots coming onto this site posting things to scare people. This is in response to the "believe your symptoms and not the test" BULL!! Today's technolgy goes through extensive measures to ensure accurate results. If you have taken... Read more »

Sick of the worried 6

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Why don't the bunch of you whiny worried wells take all your symptoms and go to the CDC! I am quite sure they, unlike us, are very interested in studying you and hearing all about you latest ailment or how many times you farted last night or what... Read more »

What's the point...... sick of being sick

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I think I have lost my desire to keep fighting this disease. I am always tired and the meds make me sick.

My viral load is 30k and my cd4's are around 300... but I am just tired of it. I have was diagnosed in 97 and started feeling ill around the... Read more »

Being Undetectable in VL

Posted by riverprincess, 1 Reply
Though having a Undectable VL is great , it does not mean that you don't have any virus in your system still. And though many believe that it is safe having unproected sex is ok if the VL says undetectable , look at it this way for a... Read more »