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Undetectable viral load

Roger Pebody

If your viral load result is undetectable, there is only a little HIV in the body. The aim of HIV treatment is to have an undetectable viral load: this means that your HIV is being kept under control.

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Undetectable viral load

Published February 2012

Last reviewed February 2012

Next review February 2015

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