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CD4 and Viral Load

CD4 Viral Load

If an HIV infection has been confirmed, tests are routinely performed to determine the status of a person’s immune system and the level of viral activity in the body. These are expressed in what is known as your CD4 count and viral load. These values give them and their healthcare team important information about: the […]

Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U)

Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U)

To the advances in HIV research and medication, we can now say with confidence that people on effective treatment cannot pass on HIV. This is known as an undetectable viral load. What Does “Undetectable = Untransmittable” Mean?​ When taken as prescribed, HIV medications can decrease the amount of HIV present in a person’s blood, or […]

HIV Treatment

How do HIV medicines work

What is HIV treatment? The treatment for HIV is called antiretroviral therapy (ART). ART involves taking a combination of HIV medicines (called an HIV treatment regimen) every day. HIV treatment involves taking medicine that reduces the amount of HIV in your body. There is no effective cure for HIV. But with proper medical care, you […]

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