What is an HIV viral load report?
An HIV report tells you a few things
- It gives you a number =
This number tells you how many HIV
viruses you have in each cubic centimeter
(cc) in your blood?
The test can measure between
50 to 500,000 (in each c.c. of
blood). If there are less than
50 HIV viruses in each c.c. of
blood, that means that your viral
load is "undetectable."
An undetectable HIV viral load
does not mean:
a) there is no virus in your blood
b) that you are cured of HIV
Even if your HIV viral load is 1
(which will probably never happen!),
it still does not mean you are cured
of HIV. There HIV virus in other parts
of your body than your blood stream
and these are not measured by the
viral load test.