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I went to see my doctor for truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir). they tested my blood with the cobas taqman hiv-1 assay. was this the correct test? results were <20 copies/ml.

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
HIV: Yes, this technique and instrument are good and accurate and you can reasonably rely upon the results.
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes, that is fine: There are many different HIV viral load tests that can look for the presence of HIV. The Cobas assay is one of many and just depends on what your lab uses. The result of

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Last updated Sep 26, 2014

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