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Can hiv rna test detect dead virus? reason for asking, if nurse made a mistake taking blood or transferring it to lab

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Family Medicine 49 years experience
Viral load: get an exact viral load. This will confirm how much, if any active virus is in your bloodstream.
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