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Undetectable Levels Of Hiv

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I am newly diagnosed, HIV, (6 months) and it seems like different friends and doctors have different opinions of what is considered "undetectable". My log copies/ml count is 118. My friends say this is great but my doctor wants to add...
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
You don't indicate what your baseline (before treatment) viral load was. I am assuming that the 118 is your viral load now after a couple of months of treatment. If you are within 3-4 months of starting therapy, I would do nothing now. An... Read more »

Undetectable levels

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undetectable levels

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Roche, Trimeris Announce Study Results Indicating Fuzeon, MK-0518 Combination Therapy Effective in Lowering HIV to Undetectable Levels

Roche and biopharmaceutical company Trimeris on Thursday announced that their antiretroviral drug Fuzeon -- known generically as enfuvirtide -- in combination with Merck 's experimental drug MK-0518 in a recent study decreased HIV viral loads to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Phase II Clinical Trial Shows Vertex's Experimental Protease Inhibitor Lowers Hepatitis C Viral Loads to Undetectable Levels

Cambridge, Mass.-based pharmaceutical company Vertex Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday released results of a Phase II clinical trial that showed its experimental drug VX-950 lowered hepatitis C viral loads to undetectable levels, the AP/ Houston Chronicle... Read more »

HIV Undetectability Unimportant? Wrong.

Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D. In a recent blog entry on , ScotCharles suggests that treating HIV to undetectable levels may be unnecessary. I disagree. I have been an HIV medical provider, caregiver and researcher for over 20 years.... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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?

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5/31-6/30, NYC: UNDETECTABLE (La MaMa La Galleria)

Posted by MylesatTheBody
Reposting this from the lovely folks at Visual AIDS (original at

Visual AIDS presents UNDETECTABLE at La MaMa La Galleria
An exhibition, publication, public program... Read more »

Rear undetectable strain, group, CRFs - false negative

Posted by Vasyl, 2 Replies

I read a lot of literature about HIV after my indecent.
Now I made a conclusion I'm infected with some rear HIV strain/group/CRF which tests can't detect.
If you read my story you'll probably see there are too many facts which lead to this... Read more »