My viral load is undetectable, will it rebound?
Hi, so I am a 29 year old heterosexual male and have been taking Stribild and later Genvoya for more than 5 years now. I have good adherence and have remained undetectable. I understand that risk is of transmission to a partner even without condoms would be negligible as long as that remains the case. However my check-ups where I get my viral load counts are only every three months so I have these questions:
– If resistances were unexpectedly to develop, how fast could my viral load increase in the three-months span in between checkups? Could it realistically increase fast enough for me to be a risk to someone?
– In the rare event that I do miss a single dose, how much would viral load increase from that and, if nothing else happens, how fast would it decrease again to undetectable levels?
I really appreciate your efforts and with them hope to better be able to reassure future partners.
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