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How Long Can Hiv Go Undetected

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undetectable how long

I have been HIV positive for a year and a half. I am 40 years old taking sustiva and combivir. My viral load is undetectable and my percentage is 37 and t-cells are 605. Are these numbers good and how long can they remain this way? Also my...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You have had a great response, your nubmers are excellent and it could stay that way for years. Your total cholesterol is a bit high. You want to know your LDL and HDL cholesterol levels to determine what your risk factor for heart disease is. Diet... Read more »

undetectable--for how long??

I was just wondering, is there an aproximate time period for how long one can remain undetectable?... Read more »
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HIV News & Views: Mainstream Media's HIV Stigma; Getting to Undetectable; Women's HIV Research Update; and More

HIV News & Views, May 2, 2013 - TheBody.com May 2, 2013 Top Stories at TheBody.com Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription HIV/AIDS BLOG CENTRAL Mathew Rodriguez: Why Does Mainstream Media... Read more »
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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 »
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How Do You Talk About It? A Community Health Promoter Discusses "Undetectable"

Norma AzĂșcar Accounting for 20% of new HIV infections while representing only 16% of the total United States population, Latinos and Latinas are disproportionately burdened by HIV. As a trained promotora de salud (community health promoter)... 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 »
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Undetectable for 2+yrs

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Why am I alive after being + for at least 16 yrs? I've been off HIV meds for over 2 yrs. and its a wonderful feeling to not be murdered by stupidity as all my trusting friends were. Just like cattle, they did as they were told and died from the... Read more »

Rear undetectable strain, group, CRFs - false negative

Posted by Vasyl, 2 Replies
Hello!

I read a lot of literature about HIV after my indecent.
Now I made a conclusion I'm infected with some rear HIV strain/group/CRF which tests can't detect.
If you read my story you'll probably see there are too many facts which lead to this... Read more »

Worst thing I heard recently...Surprise, I'm Undetectable!

Posted by WorriedInMD, 2 Replies
So obviously when I was told by a guy that he was undetectable it was not cheerful like my topic. I am in a near panic right now because of this news. I would really like to hear from experts on how worried I should be about this scenario. I really... Read more »

partner is undetectable

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Well, this is my story. I have been dating this wonderful guy now for about 4 months. He and I have grown very close to one another very quickly. He made no bones about telling me very early on that he tested postive 2 years ago and has been taking... Read more »