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Low Viral Load Without Antibodies

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Inconclusive antibody and low viral load

I am a msm, generally anally receptive. I've always had safe sex. I had my six month HIV test, got results two weeks later which came back inconclusive ELISA, PCR said RNA found and Western Blot was abnormal positive (2 bands). Went to ID...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Without seeing the exact test results (which bands were positive on the WB, etc.), it's difficult for me to comment. If your ELISA was "inconclusive," your WB positive, and a qualitative RNA PCR also positive, the possibility of... Read more »

Viral load in relation to antibodies

Will an HIV positive person with a viral load of undectectable/less than 50 and a cd4 count of 640... Read more »

relationship between viral load and antibodies in diagnostics

Dr Little---I understand that PCR is not a tool recommended for diagnosis of HIV. However, in the... Read more »

Virologic Failure Experienced by 12% of HIV-Infected People With Persistent, Low-Level Viral Load

About 12% of HIV-infected people who have a persistently low but detectable viral load go on to experience virologic failure, according to study results (read abstract ; view poster ) presented at ICAAC 2012. These findings suggest that consistent... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People on Long-Term Antiretroviral Treatment Continue to Have Low HIV Viral Loads, Study Finds

HIV-positive people who take antiretroviral drugs for several years continue to have low HIV viral loads, according to a study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , BBC News reports. For the study,... Read more »

Low HIV Viral Load May Reduce Anal Cancer Risk; Spontaneous Regression Is Common

Warren Tong Two recent studies help shed new light on the risks of anal cancer among men living with HIV -- a growing concern among our patients, particularly for men who have sex with men. Protective Benefits of Antiretroviral Therapy The... Read more »

Ongoing HIV Infection Could Explain Low CD4 Counts Despite Undetectable Viral Loads, Study Suggests

Ongoing HIV infection of CD4+ cells may be the reason why some individuals with undetectable viral loads exhibit poor CD4+ cell count responses, according to study results presented at ICAAC 2012. Researchers in Montpellier, France, used a qPCR... Read more »
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Help me make sense of these results if you can - low viral load

Posted by Souledout, 5 Replies
Hi, I tested positive on 18th september. Massive shock all round and then the usual route of worry, stress and then acceptance. Great support from my friends and partner which has helped a great deal.

My doctor thinks my infection was in the last 3... Read more »

p24, viral load, dna, and antibody test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know where I can get a combination p24, viral load, dna and antibody test done? Read more »

another ?--viral load testing

Posted by anxious, 1 Reply
following my pre-seminal fluid post, i was just wondering about the viral load test. i think its the "pcr" test you guys keep referring to on here. well, being as anxious as i am for a result... what are the stats on this test? how conclusive is... Read more »

Viral Load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've noticed that the antibody test at 12 weeks is the test of choice on this forum, but what about the Doctors/literature that say a one month viral load of
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