The Science of Undetectable Equals Un-Transmittable Plays out in Real Life a Clinical Case Report

Alycia T. Dickens


66-year-old African American man presented to the Infectious Disease Clinic for evaluation and treatment of Hepatitis C. Risk for Hepatitis C was Intravenous Drug Use (IVDU) 20 years earlier. Patient was referred to the Infectious Disease (ID) Clinic by primary care provider. Medical work-up, done by primary care provider, included HIV testing and the patient tested HIV+. Further testing by Infectious Disease Provider showed a cd4 643 @38% and a HIV RNA or HIV Viral Load of 43 copies/ml. Interestingly, this patient was unaware of his HIV (+) status and he is also newly married less than 2 years.

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