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For HIV, Treatment is Prevention

The director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health talks about a newly published expert article explaining that sexual transmission of HIV can't happen if a person is on fully effective treatment.

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Why, for HIV, Undetectable = Untransmittable

People living with HIV on effective treatment and who have an undetectable viral load have a negligible risk of sexual transmission of HIV. Here's why.

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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

Get basic information about tests for resistance, tropism, and viral load -- what they are, when you need them, and how they are used.

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HIV Undetectability Unimportant? Wrong.

With more than two decades of experience as a physician, Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D., describes the very real importance of reducing viral load and the leaps and bounds science has made in crafting medications.

How Do You Talk About It? Two Guys Take on Undetectable Img

How Do You Talk About It? Two Guys Take on Undetectable

"Undetectable" may be a medical term, but it means so much more than just your viral load. Here, two guys discuss its personal resonance for them.

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Can Bugs Increase CD4 Cells? A Blog Entry by Nelson Vergel

"Microbiome research is in its infancy, but there is already evidence that an imbalance of gut flora may cause gastrointestinal problems such as irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's disease."

Will Your Next Viral Load Be as Undetectable as the Last? Study Says: Probably

If your past several viral load test results have been undetectable, there's about a 95 percent chance that your next one will be, too, according to a large Swiss study published in the May 6 issue of HIV Medicine, the official journal of the British...

Temporary Increases in HIV Viral Load Not Indicative of Waning Effectiveness of Antiretroviral Treatment, Study Says

Sudden increases in the viral loads of HIV-positive people taking antiretroviral drugs usually are harmless, temporary "blips" that do not indicate that the treatment is becoming less effective, according to a study published in the Feb. 16 issue of ...

Viral Load Blips

Many people taking anti-HIV therapies are able to reduce their viral loads to below the limits of detection on the currently approved tests. However, many also experience an occasional viral load \`blip', where viral load briefly becomes detectable a...

Scrub Typhus: Infection Reduces Viral Load in Some Patients

An accidental discovery in Thailand led researchers at the U.S. Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences in Bangkok and several other U.S. and Thai medical institutions to conduct additional research which found that the disease scrub typh...