I’ve been on meds for 8 months, will my viral load be undetectable?
I’ve been taking ARVs for 8 months. When I was diagnosed my CD4 was 604 and my Vl was 13,008. Due to the pandemic, I’ve not had my viral load checked since I started medication, will it now be undetectable? I’ve due to have it checked next month.
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When someone starts taking ARVs their viral load should become undetectable within 1-3 months of starting treatment. However, for some people it can take slightly longer.
To know for sure if your viral load is undetectable or not, you’ll need to have a test, which it sounds like you’re going to be doing very soon.
Once your viral load is undetectable, there’s no risk to sexual partners, please see here: https://i-base.info/u-equals-u/