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The real meaning of undetectable (UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD, 2010)

Hi Dr. Hope you had an excellent 2009 and I pray for you that 2010 will be full of good health. Hope you can answer my question. Does undetectable Viral Load & VL <20cp/ml refers to the same thing? What is the difference? If there is no difference,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Undetectable means the HIV plasma viral load is below the lower limit of detection for the particular test assay that is being used. Early viral load tests could only test down to 10,000 copies. Newer tests were able to test down to 500 copies... Read more »

Could the Doctors be wrong

My husband had memengitis in 1997 destroying his immune system. He was then told that he was HIV+.... Read more »

PCR TESTING

HiHow accurate is a PCR test and Elisa done at the same time and would being on PEP (combivir)... Read more »
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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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FAQs About HIV Viral Load Tests From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

... Viral Load Basics | Viral Load Test Results | Viral Load and HIV Treatment | Viral Load "Blips" | Viral Load and HIV Transmission Read more »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Effects of Early Syphilis on CD4 Counts and HIV-1 RNA Viral Loads in Blood and Semen

... The researchers conducted a retrospective case-controlled study comparing blood plasma HIV-1 viral loads and CD4 counts in cases during early syphilis (n=63, 27 receiving antiretroviral therapy) to those before and after syphilis Read more »
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CD4, 320 , Viral load 26000, what to do??????

Posted by david73, 8 Replies
...specializes in hiv, I was diagnosed 5 mos ago.and my last blood test was done last week and results are in today ...... cd4 320, viral load 26000. this is the 4 th blood test done, and the viral load has come down a few thousand and cd4 has gone... 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 »

Dr. Bob answered my question about safe sex!!!

Posted by dj1979, 4 Replies
...indicated by an elevated protein level, and CBC returning to normal. Have you ever advised against any sexual intercourse in the early stages of HIV infection? Is this really the best thing to do for now? Response from Dr. Frascino ... Read more »