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Undetectable Viral Load Being And Hiv

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Undetectable Viral Load and HIV Testig

My husband was diagnosed in May of 06. On his last appointment, the doctor informed him of him having a undetectable VL. Is it possible for someone with an undetectable VL to test negative on a HIV test?
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
...People who are not infected with HIV would test negative on HIV antibody and undetectable on HIV viral load tests. People who are infected can have undetectable HIV viral loads and positive HIV antibody tests. Read more »

undetectable viral load and hiv test?

Dear Doc,I'm undetectable and my cd4 are 624....been taking crixivan and combivir for 4 yrs and... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Report on Using HIV Viral Load as Measure of Quality of Care; AIDS Epidemic Among Black Americans; Coalition to Secure CARE Act Reauthorization

... " The Role of the Viral Load as a Measure of the Quality of Care for People Living With HIV: The Expert Meeting Report ," New York State Health Department Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...starting the drugs. If your viral load goes up while taking HIV drugs, you and your health care provider should take another viral load measurement. If that result is the same or higher, your drugs may not be working as well as they should. You... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Viral Load Tests From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

... Viral Load Basics | Viral Load Test Results | Viral Load and HIV Treatment | Viral Load "Blips" | Viral Load and HIV Transmission 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 »
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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. Read more »

Viral load, MOS-HIV, are you tracking?

Posted by annasearch, 2 Replies
...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 their WHO stage of HIV/AIDS and also, when you go to the doctor are you ever... Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...routine. Despite the availability of a reliable method to detect this initial phase of infection, the polymerase chain reaction viral load test, medical providers worldwide will diagnose only about one of every 60,000 cases of acute HIV... Read more »

Free video: "Top Ten Myths About HIV/AIDS"

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...from one sexual encounter; a woman cannot spread HIV to another woman by having sex with her; if you are HIV positive but your viral load is undetectable, you cannot spread HIV; AIDS can be spread by kissing, hugging, or shaking hands; if you... Read more »