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What Does Undetectable Hiv Mean

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The HIV Community Sounds Off: Does "Undetectable" Mean "Uninfectious"?

One of the most provocative sessions of the XVII International AIDS Conference likely took place before the conference even officially began. In a charged satellite event, a panel of researchers and a huge audience took part in a debate over whether... Read more »
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The Debate Continues: Does "Undetectable" Mean "Uninfectious"?

One of the most provocative sessions of the XVII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2008) likely took place before the conference even officially began. In a charged satellite event, a panel of researchers and a huge audience took part in a debate... Read more »
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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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The real meaning of undetectable (UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD, 2010)

Hi Dr. Hope you had an excellent 2009 and I pray for you that 2010 will be full of good health. Hope you can answer my question. Does undetectable Viral Load & VL <20cp/ml refers to the same thing? What is the difference? If there is no...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Undetectable means the HIV plasma viral load is below the lower limit of detection for the particular test assay that is being used. Early viral load tests could only test down to 10,000 copies. Newer tests were able to test down to 500 copies of... Read more »

VL undetectable without medication. What does this mean?

I'm 37 years old and was tested HIV positive 6 months ago. I'm pretty sure I have been infected some time between May 2003 and May 2006. 6 months ago, my VL was undetectable (<40)and my CD4 count 334. Last week I got tested again; my...
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
Your situation is not common, but definitely seen with HIV infection.... Read more »

undetectable meaning

what does undetectable means in H.I.V? is it CD4 count or viral load?and also whats the best cd4 and viral load for people with h.i.v?...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-Undetectable refers to the amount of HIV (the HIV viral load) in your blood. Undetectable means that the amount of HIV in that sample is below the limits of detection by the methods used. It is our goal to get someone with HIV to have an... Read more »

Stop taking medicine (WHAT DOES UNDETECTABLE MEAN,2011)

Hi Dr,I live with my cousin who is HIV positive. We are just roommates, nothing freaky like that. I'm really concerned about him. He was taking the medicine (multiple pill form) for almost a year and he became undetectable. He has since lost...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your cousin is either misinformed or in denial; most likely the latter, as he was clearly advised not to stop antiretroviral therapy (ART) once he started it. Regarding what undetectable means, perhaps I should back up a bit and explain what a... Read more »
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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?
thanks.

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HIV UNDETECTED???

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 »

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 »

"undetectable"-update

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
dear friends- steve, debtex and other- thank thank you for your answers. I was tom, had a risk and a lot of symptoms( lymph-pain ,body-pain , skin problems and more) . every day... but I have done 10 elisa-tests about 20 months(HIV1/2) and 2... Read more »