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What Is The Normal Viral Load For An Hiv-positive Person

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HIV Viral Load Testing

As a person with HIV, having your viral load tested will likely be an importantpart of your plan to stay healthy. You will have the test done regularly,and it will be one of several factorsyou and your doctor will look at whendeciding how to manage your infection. This brochure introduces you tothe viral load test and answers basicquestions about how it fits into yourtreatment plan. What is the viral load test? A viral load test measures...
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Anal sex with HIV positive person whose Viral load about having HIV? 4400. Chances of me

I'm sorry i'm not good in English.(This topic was posted from Thailand)I want to ask you some questions about chances of getting HIV.Last week i had anal sex with my partner. we protected with condom but it ended up breaking and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Receptive anal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV infected is very risky business, particularly because your top gun was apparently not on antiretroviral therapy. PEP begun 13 hours after the exposure will help abort or prevent viral... Read more »

could a person who is HIV positive be negative by elisa test if his viral load is < 50 copies /ml

Hello I am from Peru, and I work in a clinical laboratory I have a question about a pacient, if he has been HIV elisa and western blot tests positives years ago and for the two last years his viral load is minus than 50 and his cd4 cells over than...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Gracias para su pregunta. Su engles es muy bien(y mejor de mi espanol).There are a very small number of patients who are repeatedly Western blot positive, but have undetectable plasma HIV RNA viral loads. In such cases the Western blot should stay... Read more »

Can person with undetectable viral load infect a negative person

I am a positive female with an undetectable viral load. My boyfriend is negative. Can he become positive from unprotected sex if my viral load is undetectable?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThere are studies out that show when someone is positive and taking medications and has a undetectable viral load the risk of HIV transmission is decreased by up to 96%. Condom use also dramatically decreases HIV risk.HIV transmission is difficult... Read more »

pos. person on meds testing neg. possible? (HIV ANTIBODY TEST VERSUS HIV VIRAL LOAD TEST)

Hi Dr. Bob. First thank you for all your generous answers. My question is:If someone is on meds for hiv(any, not specific)and their v.l. is undetectable, how possible is it they can go down to the local health department and test negative? Thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello m. p.,How possible is it that an HIVer on antiretroviral medications that have driven his HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels will test "HIV negative" (HIV-antibody negative) at his local health department? The answer is it... Read more »
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CD4, 320 , Viral load 26000, what to do??????

Posted by david73, 8 Replies
Hi ,I'm a 36 yr old ,new to this site and new to this world of hiv.
I have a Dr . that specializes in hiv, I was diagnosed 5 mos ago.and my last blood test was done last week and results are in today ...... cd4 320, viral load 26000. this is the 4... Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
took hiv viral load after 6 months exposure they did the old
hiv viral load not the one that can detect down to 20 copies
hiv viral load <400. would your viral load be over 400 after 6 months exposure? Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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By Paul Galatowitsch, Antonio Urbina and Timothy Law Snyder

Paul Galatowitsch is a health care consultant. Antonio Urbina is the director of clinical HIV and AIDS education at St. Vincent's Hospital. Timothy Law Snyder is a... Read more »

Worried CD4 count and viral load

Posted by New33, 4 Replies
Hi everyone,

I've never used this service so please bare with me explaining my question.

I go to the MSHC in Melbourne / Australia but felt a little rushed of late to ask some question about my results for HIV and hoping this post finds its way to... Read more »