HIV1 Viral RNA detected at < 34 copie

Question

Hello, Please help me to intepret my Laboratory result. I am taking ARV(LTE) for the past 6 months and undergo again for the laboratory and the final result are goes like this

HIV-1 RNA at < quantity> copies/mL HIV-1 RNA at <34 copies/mL HIV-1 RNA not Detected

Thank you.

Answer

That HIV viral load result would indicate that the viral load is undetectable below the lower limit of detection of 34 copies/ml, and that below 34 copies, no virus was detectable qualitatively (meaning it might be detectable below 34 copies but can't be quantified) at all. This is good news as it indicates your HIV treatment is working like it should.