Q and A

Question

When will my viral load become undetectable?

I’m new to medication, how long will it take before my viral load is undetectable?

Answer

Thanks for getting in touch.

Once someone starts medication their viral load should become undetectable within 1-3 months of starting treatment. However, in some instances it could take longer. This is why it’s important to have your viral load monitored.

As you’re new to medication, you may find the following helpful: http://i-base.info/guides/side

4 comments

  1. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Imran,

    As Lisa has already said, What your doctor is telling you is incorrect, your viral load is less than 50, therefore your HIV is under control.

  2. imran

    i told about ur site he said ok they right but it could be risk
    so i am worry about that confusion because i dont want to tell my wife in the first year of marriage.
    thank u

  3. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Imran,

    What your doctor is telling you is incorrect, your viral load is less than 50, therefore you’re HIV is under control. You’re undetectable. With regards to your second question, again your doctor is wrong, your wife doesn’t need to use PrEP. She doesn’t need to use PrEP because you can’t infect her. Please see here: http://i-base.info/u-equals-u/

    To put it simply, your wife isn’t at risk.

  4. imran

    i am from pakistan
    1.my viral load is 37 detectable or not (doctor say no 20 is consider to be undetectable)
    2.my wife will use prep or not during sex for negative baby (doctor say yes ur wife will use prep before pregnant for 1 month and after pregnant for 3 months )
    i will use condom or not after pregnancy (doctor say yes u will)
    answer me plz

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