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How Long Does 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 »

How long until I become Undetectable?

Hello Dr.,I was diagnosed with HIV one year ago and started taking Atripla 4 months ago. My CD4... Read more »

Hot Topics: Preparing for Treatment; How Long to Undetectable?; Coping With Side Effects; and 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 »

How Do You Talk About It? A Community Health Promoter Discusses "Undetectable"

Norma Azúcar 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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Dating someone who is HIV+ undetectable

Posted by Ace90, 8 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 »

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

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 »