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Undetectable Hiv Virus

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Time frame for undetected HIV Virus?

My husband and I have been married for over 11 years. Prior to this, I don't know whether either one of us was ever exposed to the virus. What is the likelihood of either one of us being HIV+ after all this time, and is it possible for...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It takes an average of 10 years for someone to develop AIDS-related illness. It is not quite understood why some people take longer than others to progress to AIDS. The best way to tell if you are HIV infected is to get an HIV antibody test.... Read more »

kaposis sarcoma active while hiv virus is undetectable

Just year from being diagnosed with hiv, the medication is working in terms of lowering hiv virus... Read more »

Can HIV meds mutate the virus so that it is undetectable on tests?

I just wondered if there have been any cases of someone testing repeatedly negative on antibody and... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alarming Incidence of Hepatitis C Virus Re-Infection After Treatment of Sexually Acquired Acute Hepatitis C Virus Infection in HIV-Infected MSM

The seroprevalence of sexually transmitted HCV among men who have sex with men in Amsterdam is stabilizing, recent data show. Little is known, however, about the incidence of HCV re-infection in MSM who have cleared HCV. In the current study, the... Read more »
BETA

How Do You Talk About It? A Community Health Promoter Discusses "Undetectable"

Norma AzĂșcar Accounting for 20% of new HIV infections while representing only 16% of the total United States population, Latinos and Latinas are disproportionately burdened by HIV. As a trained promotora de salud (community health promoter)... Read more »
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 »
TheBodyPRO.com

Even HIV-Infected Men With Undetectable HIV in Blood May Shed HIV in Semen

HIV-infected men on antiretroviral therapy sometimes still shed HIV RNA in their semen even if they have suppressed levels of HIV RNA in their blood plasma and no symptoms of other sexually transmitted diseases, according to the first-ever... Read more »
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HIV Tests/Undetectable

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a question.... Given a person who tests hiv-neg versus another person who has tested hiv-pos in the past and is on drug therapy to the point that his/her hiv levels are described as "undetectable" who is to say that the first person who tests... 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 »

Being Undetectable in VL

Posted by riverprincess, 1 Reply
Though having a Undectable VL is great , it does not mean that you don't have any virus in your system still. And though many believe that it is safe having unproected sex is ok if the VL says undetectable , look at it this way for a... Read more »

What do they mean by undetectable?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
when some people with HIV who are taking medicines say they are undetectable, do they mean that when they are tested, the results come back negative?
if so, does that happen with all the tests available out there or just with some of them?
thanks.




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