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Undetectable Viral Load Being And Hiv

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Ask the Experts

Undetectable viral load and HIV test

HelloI'm HIV positive, undergo treatment now. My viral load is 40, which is undetectable. What is the meaning of undetectable? If i go for HIV test will the result be negative since is undetectable. Thank you. Hope to hear from you soon....
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 HIV screening HIV antibody test and western blot was positive before, it will remain positive even if you are on HIV meds and your HIV viral load is undetectable.... Read more »

Undetectable Viral Load and HIV Testig

My husband was diagnosed in May of 06. On his last appointment, the doctor informed him of him... 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... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Undetectable Viral Load Essentially Eliminates HIV Transmission Risk in Straight Couples

A recent review indicated that heterosexual serodiscordant couples have a low risk of HIV transmission if the HIV-infected partner has an undetectable viral load as a result of successful antiretroviral (ARV) therapy. The study by the National AIDS... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Minimal Risk of Sexual HIV Transmission for Heterosexual Couples When the HIV-Positive Partner Has an Undetectable Viral Load

A systematic review of publications reporting on rates of HIV transmission between heterosexual couples, where the HIV positive partner has an undetectable viral load on ART, revealed minimum risk of transmission. Michelle Letchumanan, on behalf... Read more »
Health GAP

Access to "Undetectable" Viral Load for All by 2020: AIDS Activists Demand New Model for the HIV Response

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Leading activist groups in the global AIDS movement at the International AIDS Conference today launched a call for a bold new focus on enabling every person with HIV to achieve an "undetectable" viral load and challenged... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Report HIV Resurgence in Two Patients Who Had Undetectable Viral Loads

"Boston researchers are reporting the return of [HIV] in two patients who had become virus-free after undergoing bone marrow transplants, dashing hopes of a possible cure that had generated widespread excitement," the Boston Globe reports. "The... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

Viral load 334,000 to undetectable in 5 months

Posted by DJones, 3 Replies
Just wanted to give some people hope. In January 2009 I was diagnosed with AIDS and had a viral load of 334,000 and a TCell count of 106. In five months on Atripla I now am undetectable and have a TCell count of 284. So there is good news out... Read more »

Is the Viral Load really undetectable.

Posted by Atheena, 1 Reply
I have submitted my question to "Ask the Experts" section. Just curious on how others are thinking about this.

Dr.....
I was wondering about how well we are able to track the viral load accurately. I watch my lab results, nothing changes, and... Read more »

DNA PCR Vs Viral Load test

Posted by sunkyst, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the difference between a HIV DNA PCR test versus a viral load test that's performed on someone already confirmed positive, obviously one is about detecting the virus and the other how much but are the methods used essentially the... Read more »