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My Hiv Viral Load Is Zero

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Zero viral load

I have been taking Isentress and Truvada since 2008. According to my Infectious Disease doctor, my latest viral load is zero. How can this be true? I have tested HIV+ twice. Also, FYI: I developed severe pain in my hands and feet. Without my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV level less than the standard detection level (often < 50 copies) is often termed undetectable (fancy research tests can often find a very low level of HIV RNA in that situation such as 1-2 copies/ml). The HIV antibody test remains positive in... Read more »

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CD4 668 - Viral Load 227567 ? about viral load

Posted by Courtkidx, 1 Reply
I just got these results via phone and im just curious if anyone can tell me if I should be worried about my semi high viral load? I know my cd4 count is good. I am newly diagnosed as of dec. 30, 2009. Any info would be appreciated. Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
took hiv viral load after 6 months exposure they did the old
hiv viral load not the one that can detect down to 20 copies
hiv viral load <400. would your viral load be over 400 after 6 months exposure? Read more »

Viral load, MOS-HIV, are you tracking?

Posted by annasearch, 2 Replies
Hi all -

I was wondering if I can get your take on something.

I'm a researcher learning about HIV and how to help people better manage HIV and AIDS. I was wondering, do people in the community track data? Viral load, CD4 count etc. Does anyone know... Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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