Updated 18 June 2015

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The term “viral load” (VL) refers to the amount of HIV in a sample of your blood. If you take your medication, this level can be reported as "undetectable".

This doesn't mean the virus is eliminated, the level is just very low and you need to continue to practise safe sex and take your meds.

Take a look at our HIV/Aids Centre for more information on managing your condition.


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