Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
September 20, 2014, 02:56:32 AM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
  • Total Members: 23507
  • Latest: Zopper
Stats
  • Total Posts: 639524
  • Total Topics: 48545
  • Online Today: 179
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: New viral load method: Detectable now after not been detectable for many years  (Read 601 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Anonimo Perez

  • member
  • Posts: 2
Dear all
I would like to know if some one has have the experience to be undetectable long time and suddently become detectable due to a change in the precission of measurement.

In my last visit to the physician I got 45 viral load, after more than 13 years been undetectable (minus 50). Since my CD4 increased (from 1200 to close 1600) and all the other indicators are ok, my doctor told me not to worry, and mentioned that maybe that is my "normal load" now that in my country undetectability is measured with more precision (before minus 50, now I gess minus 20). That is fine; but now I can not take off of my mind if I will continue "detectable" with the new more precissed method or what to expect in that very precise level (I understand now they are using a method that declares undetectable somebody under 20). I also wonder if some one knows if there should be fluctuations in this tiny range minus 50 now measurable.

I am healthy and very positive in mind, just want to now if some one has had similar experiences. Thanks


Offline Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 11,758
  • How am I doing Beren ?
I had the same thing happen and I think many more here can weigh in with the same .

A few years back a new more sensitive viral load essay came into use and it sent doctors and patients into a tail spin . Its clinically insignificant and your are not experiencing treatment failure . 

Offline newt

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,885
  • the one and original newt
Getting undetectable means beating the test, tests always get better (measure lower)

Getting under 50 (or perhaps 40) is the target, this is when HIV goes to sleep and treatment will last for years. Much research conducted over more than a decade supports the under 50 position.

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

Offline Anonimo Perez

  • member
  • Posts: 2
Thank you  Jeff and Newt for your answers. I feel better now.  Regards

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.