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Hiv viral load undetectable and suspect viral load rose up again

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: September 18, 2020 12:19 PM
Anonymous 12 months

Hi Doctor, I’m 29 year old male living with hiv. I already taken tenof and efavirenz and on time and never missout . july i get my id clinic appointment and they tell me im undetectable viral load already and cd rose up from 333 to 530. and however 12/9 i get my health screening result. my hiv is reactive is quite normal. before this, my hiv reactive beside got remark (weak). but this time is not remark the word of (weak) on the report. and should i believe my government hospital id clinic doctor tell me is already undectectable? and i feel abit worry . since im undetected viral load, why my health screening hiv part not remark (weak)already ? my viral load is detectable back?

Dr Ramzdhan 12 months
General Practitioner

Hi and thank you for your question.

From your explanation above, I understand that you are worried about this matter. For your information, in cases of an undetectable load becomes detectable again could mean that the treatment has stopped working. However, it is important to consider that there might be a lab error of the result. These errors could occur if you had the flu before or received a vaccination. A viral load result that occurs below 400 only once should not be worried about. But if a second test confirms the first test you took then it is advisable for a change in the treatment regimen.

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Although this is a general explanation of the issue, I advise you to seek for a complete diagnosis and explanation from a doctor and to know if you need to take a second test. You can also click on the link (DoctorOnCall) to talk to our doctors personally. Thank you.


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