- Can a person taking Arvs test negative?
- What is the lowest viral load?
- How long does it take to go from undetectable to detectable?
- Can you test negative if your viral load is undetectable?
- Is Undetectable the same as negative?
- Do I need to take PrEP if my partner is undetectable?
- Can an undetectable person donate blood?
Can a person taking Arvs test negative?
HIV self-tests (home tests) frequently give false-negative results when used by people with diagnosed HIV who are taking antiretroviral therapy, with implications for the messaging around self-testing, according to a South African study presented at the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS ….
What is the lowest viral load?
The results of a viral load test are described as the number of copies of HIV RNA in a millilitre of blood. But your doctor will normally just talk about your viral load as a number. For example, a viral load of 10,000 would be considered low; 100,000 would be considered high.
How long does it take to go from undetectable to detectable?
After starting HIV treatment, viral load usually falls rapidly. Within three to six months, most people’s viral load has become undetectable.
Can you test negative if your viral load is undetectable?
The bottom line is that if you’re living with HIV and have an undetectable viral load, you will still test positive for HIV if you get tested. But, this is expected, and doesn’t mean that your treatment is not working or that you aren’t undetectable.
Is Undetectable the same as negative?
Being HIV positive and having an undetectable viral load would be considered the same thing as being HIV negative. … Unfortunately, unless those of us who are HIV positive become more open about our status and stop hiding behind the stigma, things most likely won’t change overnight.
Do I need to take PrEP if my partner is undetectable?
PrEP and/ or condoms are not necessary to prevent HIV when the sexual partner has an undetectable viral load. Having an undetectable viral load, using PrEP and using condoms are all HIV prevention strategies that people can choose to use alone or in combination.
Can an undetectable person donate blood?
“The concept of ‘undetectable equals untransmittable’ for sexual contact is very important from a public health perspective, but may not apply to donated blood because a transfused unit of blood is a much larger volume than would occur from body fluid exposure during sex,” Custer said.