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How Long To Get A Undetectable Viral Load

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Long term risk of low CD4 in the setting of undetectable viral load.

Hi Dr Ben, I have been positive for 6 years, and undetectable for 5, but my CD4 has struggled around 250 for that period. The percentage has hovered around 28. It has recently come to light through investigation of my medical records - for an...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello M, and thanks for posting.I have managed a few patients like you in my years, but truth be told, there are only a few. If we can extrapolate from the HIV/AIDS lessons about CD4s, your risk of complications only really rises when your counts... Read more »

long term impact of low numbers? (CD4 COUNTS NOT INCREASING DESPITE UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD, 2011)

Hi Dr Frascino,First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your excellent foundation and the... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Long-Term Suppression of Viral Load and Sustained CD4 Cell Increase Reduce Risk of Cervical HPV Infection for HIV-Positive Women

Women infected with HIV also have high rates of infection with high-risk strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) that cause cervical cancer. Researchers in Brussels, Belgium, have proved that an undetectable viral load and sustained immune... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Viral Load Rebound Rate of 35% Using Ritonavir-Boosted PI Monotherapy: Results of 5-Year PIVOT Study

A long-term strategy study sponsored by the Medical Research Council (MRC) in the UK reported low rates of serious complications and the potential to reduce drug costs. However, more than a third of people on the ritonavir-boosted PI monotherapy... Read more »
BETA

How Do You Talk About It? "Undetectable" Among African-American Gay Men

Blue Williams and Micah Lubensky For people living with HIV, getting to an undetectable viral load is a key goal for good health and to reduce the risk of passing the virus on to others. It's a win-win -- but how do we talk about it? How do... Read more »
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Viral load 334,000 to undetectable in 5 months

Posted by DJones, 3 Replies
Just wanted to give some people hope. In January 2009 I was diagnosed with AIDS and had a viral load of 334,000 and a TCell count of 106. In five months on Atripla I now am undetectable and have a TCell count of 284. So there is good news out... Read more »

Is the Viral Load really undetectable.

Posted by Atheena, 1 Reply
I have submitted my question to "Ask the Experts" section. Just curious on how others are thinking about this.

Dr.....
I was wondering about how well we are able to track the viral load accurately. I watch my lab results, nothing changes, and... Read more »

Cat Scratch and Undetectable Viral Load

Posted by qqq1, 1 Reply
I recently had an encounter with a guy where pre cum got on my hand and shirt. I found out that he is hiv positive with an undetectable viral load, so he claims. After the incident I believe I washed my hands, but precum was still on my shirt and... Read more »

viral load blips

Posted by ang89, 3 Replies
Has any one experienced a blip in viral load after remaining undetectable for a while? I would like to hear your experiences. I have been undetectable for almost one year, and at last test my vl was at 380. I am not really worried because I know... Read more »