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Chance Of Getting Hiv Infection From Virus Load Undetectable

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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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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

recently infected with HIV and viral load is undetectable without meds

hi dr. frascino. i know this isn't the correct forum category for my situation, but in reading your responses, you seem to really care about everyone's concerns. your responses are always filled with much compassion, humor and wisdom -- i should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...so I'll approach your questions from two different vantage points.First, hypothetically speaking, it is not typical for the viral load to drop to undetectable levels following recent HIV infection. In fact, usually the opposite occurs: viral... 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 »

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 »
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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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Abstract 5: Cervicovaginal and Plasma HIV-1 Viral Load Among HIV-infected Women on HAART and Non-HAART Therapy

...This was a cross-sectional study of 176 HIV-infected women (46% were IDUs) who had paired viral load assays (using NASBA) from the cervix (CVL) and plasma (PVL). Immunologically, 24% had a CD4 count 500 cells/mL. Regarding antiretroviral Read more »
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High Replication Capacity is Not Associated With High Baseline Viral Load in Untreated Patients With Primary HIV Infection

... High Replication Capacity Is Associated With High Baseline Viral Load in Untreated Subjects With Primary HIV Infection (Oral 152) Authored by S.J. Little, S.D.W. Frost, J.P. Routy, A.C. Collier, Read more »
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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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hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...took hiv viral load after 6 months exposure they did the old hiv viral load not the one that can detect down to 20 copies hiv viral load <400. 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 »

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 »

Why doesn't anyone write about AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was diagnosed with AIDS 1 month ago. I am still in a state of shock. My CD4 count was 24, Viral load over 650,000. I was hospitalized with PCP, also had Thrush...I was place on Atripla and various anti-biotics...miraculously I Read more »