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How Long To Get A Undetectable Viral Load

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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 work you do here.Okay, I was infected in April 2008, and on meds by August of the same year, as my CD4 count was 190 (14%). However despite...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello M,That your CD4% increased from 14% to 30% shows considerable immune reconstitution. The persistently low absolute CD4 count could be related to a number of factors. See below.Are you being unduly pessimistic? Probably. However, none of us has... Read more »

Undetectable viral load

Assuming that the date of infection is known, how long may viral load remain undetectable without... Read more »
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BETA

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 »