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What Does Undetectable Hiv Virus Mean

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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 »

Does undetectable virual load mean no need for condom?

If someone is given treatment to the point that the virus cannot be detected, does this mean it is... Read more »

What does undetectable really mean?

My roomate is hiv positive. She has had undetectable levels for over two years. She says that her... Read more »
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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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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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What Does H1N1 (Swine) Flu Mean for People With HIV/AIDS?

[Editor's Note: This interview was initially posted on April 29, 2009, when the virus formally known as novel influenza A (H1N1) was just beginning to spread worldwide. We will continue to periodically update this article as needed to ensure its... 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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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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ARS symptoms means virus can be detected?

Posted by jxr
Hi...If you have ARS symptoms two weeks after an unsafe episode and these symptoms are actually a sign of HIV infection, will the PCR test be able to detect the presence of HIV in that short time frame. After all, the symptoms of fighting the... 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 »

Being Undetectable in VL

Posted by riverprincess, 1 Reply
Though having a Undectable VL is great , it does not mean that you don't have any virus in your system still. And though many believe that it is safe having unproected sex is ok if the VL says undetectable , look at it this way for a... Read more »