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Undetectable Viral Load

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Undetectable viral load in blood = undetectable viral load in semen?

My viral load has been undetectable for 6 months. I don't have the desire to play russian roulette with HIV- guys, but am wondering if my serum undetectable status also results in less virus in my semen. I use condoms, but it would be nice to...
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
It probably does, but it's better to play safe.... Read more »
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BETA

Fact Sheet: Undetectable Viral Load

The term "undetectable viral load" pops up everywhere from lab reports and medical journals to social media and dating apps. Here are some key terms and concepts to help HIV-positive and HIV-negative folks understand and explore what "undetectable"... Read more »
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 »
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 »
HIV i-Base

UK to Lift Ban on HIV-Positive Health Workers Who Are on ART With Undetectable Viral Load

On 15 August 2013, the UK Department of Health announced important changes in the regulations that previously restricted HIV positive people from working in some healthcare jobs, specifically some dental and surgical procedures. 1 The... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

viral load blips

Posted by ang89, 3 Replies
Has any one experienced a blip in viral load after remaining undetectable for a while? I would like to hear your experiences. I have been undetectable for almost one year, and at last test my vl was at 380. I am not really worried because I know... Read more »