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How Long Can Hiv Remain Undetected

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Ask the Experts

How long will I remain healthy?

I have been infected with HIV for a decade. 2.5 years ago, I nearly died of PCP Pneumonia. My CD4 was 10 at its lowest. I recovered miraculously. Last month, my viral load was 700 and my CD4 was 283. This month, my viral load has shot up to...
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
1. Drug resistance has been found in as little as 1 week after starting meds. You avoid it best by being 100% adherent and achieving an undetectable viral load.2.That is usually not the norm, but it can happen.3. Only time will tell. Hopefully many,... Read more »

Cd4 drops tremendously but VL remains undetectable after miscarriage and myomectomy

Dear Dr,In Feb, I changed my meds from combivir/sustiva to combivir/aluvia because I wanted to get... 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 »
Articles
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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 »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

ARVs as Prevention: Great Promise and the Questions That Remain

Antiretrovirals (ARVs) used to treat HIV infection have proved to be powerful tools for HIV prevention. Scientific evidence shows that early treatment of ARVs in HIV-positive people dramatically reduces their risk of transmitting the virus to their... Read more »
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Is HIV Viral Undetectability Important?

ScotCharles I have been on anti-HIV meds since 1994. I have had HIV definitely for thirty years and probably more. In that time I have seen people sickened and killed by the meds. I have developed long-term complications as a direct result of... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Remaining in HIV Care: Improvements in North America but Much Still Needs to Be Done

Potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) has greatly reduced deaths from AIDS-related infections in Canada and other high-income countries. The improvements in health brought about by ART are likely to lead to several... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

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 »

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 »