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Undetectable Without Antibodies 6 Months

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Can both virus and antibody be undetectable?

Dear Doctor Holodniy,I really hope that you would answer my question this time-I desperately want to know!On 34 day after a possible exposure, I had a PCR RNA test and a antibody test-the former came out undetectable(<50/ml),and the latter non...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

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Stanford University, School of Medicine
As long as samples are handled appropriately (ie frozen) they can sit for months and still be tested effectively.... Read more »

negative after 7.5 months on antibody and multiple rna but cd8 suppressor is out of range

can i trust the results of my hiv tests after 7.5 months including several rna and dna pcr tests... Read more »

News & Views: Undetectable Transmission Risk = Zero?; Chronic Pain; The Poverty-HIV Link; and More

HIV News &amp; Views, March 6, 2014 - March 6, 2014 Top Stories at Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription Hello Readers, The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic... Read more »

Reaching Undetectable While Pregnant

Treatment Cascade: A Spotlight Series I can remember the first time my viral load ever reached undetectable. I was 7 months pregnant and I had stopped taking my medicine for about a month. I had requested my doctor change my medicine several... Read more »

Atripla, Vivid Dreams and Getting Past the Undetectable Brick Wall

Mike After being told I was HIV positive, for me it was a no-brainer. I started medications right away; when I say right away, it was more like three months, because I needed lab work to determine what my counts were and if I was resistant to... Read more »

Atripla Week 8 Blood Draw: Getting Closer to Undetectable (Video)

This video blog is part of the series "My HIV Journey: Videos of My First Months on HIV Meds, and Where I Am Now." Check out a full list of entries in the series . Just a quick video that I shot with my cell phone during a doctor's visit for my... Read more »
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Undetectable PCR during 6 months?

Posted by Brickwall, 3 Replies
I have always thought that PCRs are highly sensitive and will detect HIV during the first 6 months (after 4 weeks)..

Now I hear many cases were PCR has been negative but people tests positive in antibodies..

Especially if people are really sick..

30... Read more »


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 »

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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
dear friends, I had a risk and a lot of ARS-symptoms(rash,lymph-pain,muscle pain,body-pain) But after this time I have done 10 about 20 months! All neg. And I have done 2 pcr-dna-tests( after5 and 7 months) All neg. I am sure to be infected-... Read more »