Hiv Detection Times
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Stanford University, School of MedicineThe average time to get to undetectable is 3-6 months, and that is dependent on the viral load level before treatment, degree of underlying immune suppression due to HIV, and the HIV regimen, among other reasons. It can take longer in some. I would... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineThe virus itself can appear in a matter of days. You may be referring to certain HIV antibody tests.... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineI would test again in a month or so, and see if this was just a "blip", in which case it will be back below 50, or a significant trend, in which case it will probably be higher. A resistance will not be possible if the viral load is still... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESThank you for your post.You're one of the very rare and fortunate persons with an undetectable viral load without HIV medications. This likely means that you won't need HIV medications for a very, very long time, if ever. I wouldn't... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 6 RepliesI had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2?
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Posted by nomoreworry4meHIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »
Posted by raymond, 1 Replybecause our bodies are not good at detecting it because the virus does not act like any other. most viruses consist of a protein coat and rna strain. the virus lands the protein coat injects the rna into the cells where the rna sstarts reproducing... Read more »
Posted by andypb, 1 ReplyWhat is compromised/ supressed immune system.
Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection.
Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system.
Do such person with... Read more »
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