Undetectable Viral Load Is Not Cure
And Once Contaminated by HIV it is wise, in 2018, to understand that it is still a permanent condition.
Undetectable Viral Load Is Not Cure! But the Viral load testing is a very important resource when we talk about the treatment of person living with HIV! And the whole article deals with just that. If you can understand this in this line, you can go.
But the viral load, established as a cure, is a motto for much fraud in "so-called Churches." Notice that I keep the initial capitalized in respect to the Churches, not caring what they preach, with the rare exception of Satanism, to members of which I apologize, but I do not agree with you.
I stopped a few days ago, when neuropathic pain was literally and definitely demonized in one of these "television channels" that has no programming grid and that, I know the system, because we already paid, myself and friends of yesteryear, for "radio station schedules".
In this TV station, the "pastor X" showed, in just under two hours, five cases of "HIV cure", and a myriad of "other priests". I will not enter into the merit or demerit of the other diseases, and his other cures, although, as a rule, the "remedy itself," is always the same:
And I do not deny or deny the existence of God, of his Great and Greatest Prophet, Jesus, though I know that there are some who deny him and yet wait for the Savior! And yet, I respect all beliefs, faiths and Churches, just that there is decency and, very rare material, honesty!
I can not be silenced, and in the face of what these small companies do, with very lucrative business, and I can not, is to be silent in the face of fraud! Or F (* r) Éude in the Name of One God these rascals never know!
All the cures (SIC) that I saw showed, and I could see clearly because it was less than 1.00M of the television the expression:
Undetectable Viral Load. And they exhibited this as a cure!
And I shout again:
INTENDED VIRAL LOAD IS NOT CURA1 IS AN IMPORTANT ACHIEVEMENT IN ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY, BUT IT IS NOT CURE
And people, in a desperation that I understand, because I have already weakened (tale in another post) before the despair of fear and for very little, I almost did something stupid! Undetectable viral load, you will see, below, that this is an achievement of the most important, if not the most important of all, when Antiretroviral Therapy is started. And yet, unfortunately, it does not represent a cure"!
Viral load is the term used to describe the amount of HIV in the blood.
The more HIV there is in your blood (and therefore the higher your viral load), the faster your CD4 cell count will fall and greater will be the risk of becoming ill from HIV, your HIV infection would progress to AIDS, or AIDS.
AIDS would be the correct way for us Brazilians to refer to the Syndrome (in medicine this word represents a set of symptoms, signs and inappropriate behaviors (sic) of the body) of Acquired Immunodeficiency.
Thus, if there is so little HIV in your blood that your viral load becomes "undetectable," the risk of HIV being transmitted during intercourse is extremely low, and even when condoms, condoms, are not used.
I, Claudio Souza, feel ethically, emotionally and rationally prevented from using this information personally, which I understand to be true, to relate sexually, even with a lobster, without a condom. I know what the latex shortage cost me! A blind man in the dark in a shoot-out of eight different factions would be, believe me, in a "much more comfortable situation which I experienced
I Have Had More Losses From What I Would Like to Know I Have and the Destructive Criticism of "drunks" does not generate anything more than sadness.
Viral load tests measure the amount of HIV genetic material in a blood sample. The results of a viral load test are described as the number of copies of HIV RNA in one milliliter of blood. But your doctor usually only talks 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 (merely thematic numbers without good connection with reality).
Viral load changes can be very large, so sometimes they are quantified using the powers of ten, or 'log scale'. A change to 1 log is the same as a change of 10 times (thus 5000 to 50.000 or vice versa); a change of 2-log is a change of 100 times and is written as 102.
Oral sex There is only one case of proven transmission that proves reality
Your viral load tends to rise if you are not on antiretroviral therapy (ART)
You should measure your viral load when you are first diagnosed with HIV.
Understand What is ART? (another tab, another website).
If it is known that you have recently become HIV positive (a period known as primary infection), you will need to at least four weeks then to determine the 'point of reference' of your viral load - the level of your viral load when you stabilize when the primary infection period is over.
Your viral load will be checked at least once a year and more often if there are any symptoms. Your viral load can provide important information about how to HIV infection can affect your health if left untreated.
Their viral load also provides information about the risk of HIV transmission during sex without a condom.
The Risk of AIDS Among People Who Interrupt Medication Is Real! It's big!
As the higher the viral load, the greater the chance (peripheral neuropathy is also related to viral load) of it. (There is more on this later in this section).
If you are not taking HIV treatment, the level of your viral load may vary between tests. Often, increases in your viral load are nothing to worry about. Even the doubling of your viral load may not be significant. But a new test is strictly necessary in this circumstance.
Vaccines such as flu and infections can cause a temporary increase in your viral load. Talk to your doctor about whether to delay your next viral load test - sometimes it is recommended that you wait at least one month after vaccination or overcoming an infection.
Like the your CD4 count, it is best to look at the trend of your viral load over time. When viral load results over several months show a continuous increase, or when the increase is greater than three times, there may be cause for concern.
A Typical Example of "Normal" Viral Load Elevation
For example, an increase from 5.000 to 15.000 should not cause concern when you are not in treatment. An increase from 50.000 to 100.000 may not be significant, but it is likely that an increase from 5.000 to 25.000 is significant. This result suggests that their viral load is five times higher than the level of the last viral load test.
Your doctor will probably want to confirm this with a repeat test.
When you are thinking about getting treatment for HIV, one of the factors that your doctor will discuss with you is your viral load. Your viral load may also be a factor in choosing the anti-HIV drugs with which you start treatment.
You will have a viral load test before starting HIV treatment.
Your viral load falls as you begin to treat HIV
A your viral load should begin to decline as soon as you begin treatment for HIV. Taking the treatment the right way, every day, offers the best chance to work. If you are having difficulty getting the treatment for any reason, it is very important to talk to your doctor or another member of your medical staff about it.
Your doctor will check your viral load within one month after starting treatment and again three and six months after starting treatment.
Your viral load four weeks after starting HIV treatment is a good indicator of becoming undetectable in this combination of anti-HIV drugs.
The goal of HIV treatment is an undetectable viral load. Your viral load should have dropped to undetectable levels within three to six months after starting treatment for HIV. If this does not happen, your doctor will talk to you about possible reasons for this and discuss what to do next.
Undetectable viral load
Once you have an undetectable viral load, your viral load will be monitored every six to twelve months. If you have had an undetectable viral load for some time and are well on treatment, your doctor may offer you the option of measuring your viral load every six months or every year. With me, Claudio, it is like that, annually. After more than two decades, I got used to the idea and I no longer see myself as a "time bomb"
All viral load tests have a cut-off point below which they can not safely detect HIV. This is called the detection limit. The most commonly used tests in the UK have a lower limit of detection of 40 or 50 copies / ml, but there are some very sensitive tests that can measure less than 20 copies / ml. If your viral load is below 50, it is usually said to be undetectable.
But just because the HIV level is too low to measure does not mean that HIV has completely disappeared from your body. It may still be present in the blood, but in very low amounts to be measured. Viral load tests measure only HIV levels in the blood, which may be different from viral load in other parts of the body, for example, in genital fluids, in the gut or in the lymph nodes.
Why is it good to have an undetectable viral load?
Having an undetectable viral load is important for several reasons.
First of all, because your immune system is able to recover and become stronger, it means that you have a very low risk of becoming ill because of HIV. It also reduces the risk of developing other serious diseases as well. There is some evidence that the presence of HIV (especially a higher viral load) may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (diseases such as heart disease and stroke).
Second, having an undetectable viral load means that the risk of HIV becoming resistant to the anti-HIV drugs you are taking is very small.
Finally, having an undetectable viral load reduces the risk of transmitting HIV to another person.
Detectable viral load if you are receiving HIV treatment
If your viral load has not dropped to undetectable levels within three to six months after starting HIV treatment, your doctor will talk to you about your current treatment. They can ask you some detailed questions about how and when you take your anti-HIV medicines.
What if you took other medications - including prescription, over-the-counter, herbal or recreational drugs - at the same time. This is because not getting regular treatment or interactions with other drugs can make the levels of anti-HIV drugs in your body too low for work. You can have a blood test to check the level of anti-HIV drugs in your blood and see if HIV has developed resistance to any medicine.
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Then they will discuss the options with you. This may involve shifting your anti-HIV drugs to find a combination that works for you.
Having a detectable viral load when you are being treated for HIV may mean that your HIV may become resistant not only to the anti-HIV drugs you are taking but also to other similar anti-HIV medicines.
If you are receiving HIV treatment and have an undetectable viral load and then have a test that shows a detectable viral load, you will need to perform another test to confirm the result. It may just be what's called a viral load blip.
If further testing shows that your viral load has become detectable again, you will probably need to change your HIV treatment. Your doctor will discuss your options with you.
Viral Blipes: Sudden and Temporal Raises of Viral Load
People with an undetectable viral load sometimes experience the so-called "Viral blipes (* something very serious in the scope of I = I -Indetectable equal to Non-transmissible) in their viral load. Its viral load increases from undetectable to a low but detectable level, before becoming undetectable again in the next test.
Viral load blips do not necessarily show that your HIV treatment is no longer working.
There are several theories on the reasons for blips. This includes variations in laboratory processes or an infection such as a cold or the flu.
If your viral load is detectable on two consecutive tests, or if you have frequent symptoms, your doctor will discuss the possible causes and if you need to change your treatment.
Viral load and sexual transmission of HIV
If you have a high viral load in your blood, then you may also have a high viral load on other bodily fluids, including your semen or vaginal fluid. In the first few weeks after contracting HIV, the viral load is usually extremely high.
People with high viral loads are more infectious and can transmit HIV more easily. On the other hand, if the HIV in your blood is undetectable, it is likely to be undetectable in your semen, vaginal fluid or rectum as well.
Having an undetectable viral load means that the risk of HIV transmission is extremely low. In 2011, a large scientific study found that treating HIV reduces the risk of transmitting HIV to a regular heterosexual partner in 96%.
The only reason it was not 100% is that a person in the study had acquired HIV, but this happened only a few days before or after the partner started treatment. In my opinion, irrelevant. CSS
In 2014, a study found that no HIV transmission occurred on 16.400 occasions of sex between gay men and 28.000 among heterosexuals, where the HIV-positive partner had a viral load below 200 copies / ml.
The study is collecting more data and will have final results in 2017.
Many people with HIV see reduced infectivity and relieving anxiety about transmission as very important benefits of HIV treatment. You can take into account your viral load and your probable infectivity when thinking about safe sex.
If you want to stop using condoms, it's important to wait six months after the first undetectable viral load test to make sure the treatment is working. It is also important to discuss this issue carefully with your partners and ensure they are comfortable with the decision as well.
And What is Undetectable Viral Load?
Explaining what an undetectable viral load means can reduce the anxiety of HIV-negative partners in relation to HIV transmission, but this information may be new to them.
Although HIV treatment and an undetectable viral load will protect your partners from HIV, they will not protect you or you from other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In addition, in some countries, sex without a condom without disclosing their HIV status is a crime regardless of the likelihood of HIV transmission.
Observing CD4 and viral load together
If you are not currently being treated for HIV, monitoring your viral load and CD4 cell count may help predict your risk of becoming ill from HIV in the future. While your CD4 cell count is the main indicator your doctor will use to help monitor the health of your immune system, the viral load test can also provide important information.
Among people with the same CD4 cell counts, research has shown that those with a higher viral load tend to develop symptoms faster than those with lower viral load. In addition, among people with the same viral load, those with lower CD4 cell counts tend to get sick faster.
Translated, edited and adapted to the reality of this text by Cláudio Souza in 14 of January of 2019 in adaptation of the text in Viral Load
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