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Low Viral Load Without Antibodies

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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 test negative or positive to an hiv elisa test or hiv antibody test
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...With few exceptions, most people who are infected by HIV, regardless of whether their viral load is detectable or CD4 cells are high or low will continue to have a positive HIV antibody test.Best,Eric Read more »

viral load vs. antibody tests

Hey. I just wanted to express my frustration, and get your opinion about something. I got very... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

... What Is Viral Load? How Is the Test Used? How Are Changes in Viral Load Measured? Viral Load "Blips" What Do the Numbers Mean? Are There Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Viral Load Testing

... As a person with HIV, having your viral load tested will likely be an importantpart of your plan to stay healthy. You will have the test done regularly,and it will be Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Viral Load Testing

...directly . Why is indirect or direct measurement important? Because the same sample, tested with both tests, will give different viral load measurements. Here's another way to think of the differences between these two tests: One way to describe... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV the CDC, the combined accuracy of the antibody test plus the Western Blot is greater than 99 percent. The myth: "Viral load tests don't really tell anything about a person's health." The reality: Viral load measures the amount of... Read more »
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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 »

Does negative always mean negative??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ive read a lot on here where people say they are positive, but their "viral load" or whatever, is undetectable?? So does that mean if they were to walk into a clinic, take a rapid OraSure test, it would come Read more »

viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does the viral load go up after exposure or during ARS ? And then does it go back down after 6 months? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES MEANS IMMUNITY Usually, if you test positive for antibodies that means that your immune system has effectively fought off Read more »