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Undetectable Hiv

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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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Sexual Encounters With Undetectable HIV-Positive Men

Many HIV experts have recently become embroiled in a new controversy: Does an undetectable viral load translate to significant reduction in HIV transmission during sex? If so, are condoms necessary? What message should be imparted by physicians to... Read more »
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HIV News & Views: Mainstream Media's HIV Stigma; Getting to Undetectable; Women's HIV Research Update; and More

HIV News & Views, May 2, 2013 - TheBody.com May 2, 2013 Top Stories at TheBody.com Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription HIV/AIDS BLOG CENTRAL Mathew Rodriguez: Why Does Mainstream Media... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Undetectable HIV+ partner (bottom) I am HIV- (top) condom broke. I pulled out after less than a min and there was blood on my glans. What should I do?

I was recently having sex with my positive/undetectable bf he was bottoming and I was/am the HIV- top. The condom broke due to my size and the sex was rough. I pulled out before I felt it break and there was no blood. Checked a second time...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Broken-condom or unprotected insertive anal sex with a partner known to be HIV infected does place you at risk for HIV. However, your risk of acquiring the virus has been mitigated by three factors:1. Your exposure was very brief.2. Your... Read more »

Undetectable & HIV test

I have an undetectable VL. Since its undetectable, does that mean a regular HIV test would show negative? What exactly does undetectable mean? I was diagnosed in 6/2001 and have never completely understood. ...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
If your were "diagnosed" as HIV positive, that implies that an HIV antibody test and western blot confirmation test were both positive. A small percentage of people who are HIV infected, have continued evidence of HIV antibody positive... Read more »

VL UNDETECTABLE. HIV TEST NEGATIVE??

IF YOUR VIRAL LOAD (AS AN HIV INFECTED PERSON) BECOMES UNDETECTABLE, DOES THAT MEAN THAT AN HIV TEST AT THIS TIME WOULD APPEAR NEGATIVE?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, an undetectable viral load will not change the results of an HIV antibody test. These are two very different tests that measure two very different things.HIV tests (ELISA and Western Blot assays) are serologic tests, tests that look for... Read more »

Undetectable HIV on Atripla 8 years

I am HIV Neg and my boyfriend is HIV pos with 4 years now being undetectable. Although we have protected intercourse, we sometimes in the moment forget the "raincoat" so to speak...With him being undetable, we uinderstood that he was non...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Magnetic Couple,Unfortunately your understanding is not correct! While it is true that being on effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives plasma HIV viral loads to undetectable levels for greater than six months does... Read more »
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Undetected HIV-1 RNA,PCR at 17 weeks

Posted by roma2010, 2 Replies
hiya all i have the results of my 17 close to 18 weeks results of a PCR RNA for HIV-1 and it was undetected testing was done by COBAS AmpliPrep (Roche Molecular systems) qualification range of this assay is 48 to 10,000.000 copies i also went to a... Read more »

Dating someone who is HIV+ undetectable

Posted by Ace90, 3 Replies
I recently started dating someone who is HIV+ undetectable. I should mention that I am HIV -. My family and friends are not happy with my decision. They think that I am putting myself at risk.

It makes me really sad. I do not know what I should... Read more »

HIV UNDETECTED???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Had negative antibody testing after 6 month period(no further exposures) strange symptoms with tongue(white crap on tongue and taste buds seem to be larger than normal at back of tongue)Could a person still have hiv in their system but for some... Read more »

HIV subtype undetectable by the ELISA?

Posted by mariana, 4 Replies
According to Dr Steve is undetectable HIV subtype O N and M. .. own Western Asia and Africa ... elisa tests do not detect it then? as we know if we have this variant? as we have had symptoms of acute retroviral syndrome and are a few that we feel... Read more »