My viral load has risen to 89 copies/mL, is this OK?
I’ve been undetectable for the last 2 years, however my latest result was 89 copies/mL, should I be worried?
My doctor said that I should have my viral load tested again in 6 months time.
Just to add, I adhere to my meds and I’m taking Atripla.
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If your viral load has been undetectable for the last two years and you’re adhering to your medication, this could simply be a lab error.
Though your doctor has said that you should wait 6 months for a viral load test, in the UK this would be checked with a second test after four weeks.
Just to note, a viral load is 89 copies mL is still called undetectable (based on a cut off of 200 copies/mL.
If the test you are using has a cut-off of 50 copies/mL and are good with adherence, then this is more likely to just be a blip rather than a real rebound.