My viral load is detectable, but my HIV test is negative.
Hi, I’m concerned about my status, i have tested HIV positive I was on treatment for 4years and now I tested negative twice and they took blood it become negative after 3 months. I took blood again my viral load was 150 copies/ml. My question is does that mean I am positive or negative?
Thanks for your question.
If you were negative, you wouldn’t have a viral load. This is because a viral load test measures the amount of HIV that you have in a ml of blood, please see here: http://i-base.info/ttfa/section-2/8-what-is-a-viral-load-test/ Only positive people have this.
Is there any reason why you had a HIV test, this isn’t common when someone is aware of their status and they are on treatment. Also, are you still on medication?