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Author Topic: if my VL undetected  (Read 1817 times)

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Offline badluck

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if my VL undetected
« on: June 23, 2011, 02:53:51 AM »
Hello all

If my VL undetected and i made unsafe sex there is any possiblity to Transmitting the virus to my partner? and if my VL undetected and made HIV test for my blood the result will be negative or positive ?

Thanks


Offline spacebarsux

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Re: if my VL undetected
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2011, 03:06:17 AM »
Hello all

If my VL undetected and i made unsafe sex there is any possiblity to Transmitting the virus to my partner?

Yes. It is low risk but the risk remains.
Infected-  2005 or early 2006; Diagnosed- Jan 28th, 2011; Feb '11- CD4 754 @34%, VL- 39K; July '11- CD4 907@26%,  VL-81K; Feb '12- CD4 713 @31%, VL- 41K, Nov '12- CD4- 827@31%

Offline leatherman

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Re: if my VL undetected
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2011, 05:15:10 AM »
if my VL undetected and made HIV test for my blood the result will be negative or positive ?
there is no cure for HIV so even though your VL may be undetectable, you will still remain HIV positive.
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Re: if my VL undetected
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2011, 02:43:24 PM »
What spacebar said, but the risk is HUGELY reduced.

Once HIV positive you will always be HIV positive. It's what the body does, produce antibodies to alien invaders. They tend to hang around, antibodies, on a once bitten, twice defended principle. Antibodies are useful (except with HIV when wanting to emigrate to selected countries requiring an HIV negative antibody test  for residency :-( )

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Offline Betelgeuse

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Re: if my VL undetected
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2011, 05:46:43 PM »
Also, aren't viral loads somewhat variable depending on the time of day just like your CD4?  I don't know how much the variance would be, but. . .

If you are HIV positive and you and/or your partner isn't practicing safe sex, have you not learned anything?

Not passing judgement, but I found your question to be strange.
04/19/11 - Diagnosed positive
04/29/11 - CD4 188 @ 12.5% / VL 18k
05/03/11 - CD4 171 @ unk% / VL 7k
06/04/11 - Start Truvada/Isentress
07/11/11 - CD4 not tested / VL UD
09/07/11 - CD4 252 @ unk% / VL UD

Offline newt

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Re: if my VL undetected
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2011, 05:53:16 PM »
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aren't viral loads somewhat variable depending on the time of day just like your CD4?

Not like absolute CD4 counts. But tis true 2 viral load draws an hour apart, or even at the same time, will give different numbers. The margin of error of the test is 1 log (from 3 x the number you get from the doc to 1/3rd).

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline spacebarsux

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Re: if my VL undetected
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2011, 03:22:27 AM »
What spacebar said, but the risk is HUGELY reduced.

Once HIV positive you will always be HIV positive. It's what the body does, produce antibodies to alien invaders. They tend to hang around, antibodies, on a once bitten, twice defended principle. Antibodies are useful (except with HIV when wanting to emigrate to selected countries requiring an HIV negative antibody test  for residency :-( )

- matt


Sorry if this question sounds silly, but would the Berlin patient (the only one to be functionally cured)- still test positive on an HIV test?  Not that it makes a difference to any of us, but I'm curious.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2011, 03:25:03 AM by spacebarsux »
Infected-  2005 or early 2006; Diagnosed- Jan 28th, 2011; Feb '11- CD4 754 @34%, VL- 39K; July '11- CD4 907@26%,  VL-81K; Feb '12- CD4 713 @31%, VL- 41K, Nov '12- CD4- 827@31%

Offline Hellraiser

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Re: if my VL undetected
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2011, 12:03:24 PM »
Sorry if this question sounds silly, but would the Berlin patient (the only one to be functionally cured)- still test positive on an HIV test?  Not that it makes a difference to any of us, but I'm curious.

Until his body no longer generates antibodies to HIV yes.  This could take a while.

 


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