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Hiv Undetectable

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Dating someone who is HIV+ undetectable

Posted by Ace90, 3 Replies
I recently started dating someone who is HIV+ undetectable. I should mention that I am HIV -. My family and friends are not happy with my decision. They think that I am putting myself at risk.

It makes me really sad. I do not know what I should... Read more »

HIV UNDETECTED???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Had negative antibody testing after 6 month period(no further exposures) strange 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... Read more »

HIV subtype undetectable by the ELISA?

Posted by mariana, 4 Replies
According to Dr Steve is undetectable HIV subtype O N and M. .. own Western Asia and Africa ... elisa tests do not detect it then? as we know if we have this variant? as we have had symptoms of acute retroviral syndrome and are a few that we feel... Read more »

HIV Tests/Undetectable

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a question.... Given a person who tests hiv-neg versus another person who has tested hiv-pos in the past and is on drug therapy to the point that his/her hiv levels are described as "undetectable" who is to say that the first person who tests... Read more »

Undetected HIV-1 RNA,PCR at 17 weeks

Posted by roma2010, 2 Replies
hiya all i have the results of my 17 close to 18 weeks results of a PCR RNA for HIV-1 and it was undetected testing was done by COBAS AmpliPrep (Roche Molecular systems) qualification range of this assay is 48 to 10,000.000 copies i also went to a... Read more »
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I did oral sex to an HIV undetectable person WORRIED

I did oral sex to a person who is HIV undetectable and i swallowed his semen, i am very worried...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:I can understand that you are feeling worried. I'm here to tell you, don't worry - be happy! Oral sex continues to be a low-risk activity. Even if the person is HIV positive, the risk is still low. Furthermore, their undetectable... Read more »

HIV undetectable

What does it mean to have "undetectable" HIV? What are the risks of contracting HIV from this person?...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
Once a person is infected with HIV, they are infected for the rest of their life. There are NO documented cases of cures from HIV.We assess the prognosis of a person with HIV and monitor the response to HIV treatment with a test of the amount of... Read more »

hiv undetected

Is it possible that my child was born HIV positive 10 years ago and we still do not know it?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.It would be quite unusual for a 10 year old child to have been born with HIV and asymptomatic. BTW, this situation is only possible if the mother was HIV positive. Having said that, the only way to be sure is to have... Read more »

HIV+ "undetected" viral load and infection

My partner is HIV+ and has been for 7years-3 years he has been hiv- undetected virual load...I am negative. Can HIV be transmitted from someone who is positive, but is showing up virual-load undetected?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is possible that a person with an undetectable viral could infect an HIV negative person. Undetectable viral load does not mean that there is "no virus" in the infected person's body. It is also important to remember that viral... Read more »
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HIV Undetectability Unimportant? Wrong.

Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D. In a recent blog entry on TheBody.com , 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 »
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 »
Project Inform

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

A study presented at the joint 2008 ICAAC / IDSA meeting in Washington, DC found that people who switched from Combivir (zidovudine/AZT + lamivudine/3TC) to Truvada (tenofovir + emtricitabine/FTC) maintained their control of HIV replication, had... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Even HIV-Infected Men With Undetectable HIV in Blood May Shed HIV in Semen

HIV-infected men on antiretroviral therapy sometimes still shed HIV RNA in their semen even if they have suppressed levels of HIV RNA in their blood plasma and no symptoms of other sexually transmitted diseases, according to the first-ever... Read more »