Selected words and phrases
high level resistance – when an HIV drug no longer works against the virus.
PCP – pneumocystis jiroveci (new) or pneumocystis carinii (old). A fungal infection that causes pneumonia.
Intrapartum refers to the time during delivery (labour or child birth).
TB (tuberculosis) - a bacterial infection that commonly affects the lungs (pulmonary TB) but which can also affect most other organs.
viral rebound – when your viral load has been undetectable (under 50 copies/mL) and then becomes detectable. Sometimes viral rebound can be a lab error, sometimes a small temporary blip, and sometimes a real rebound that shows your virus may have developed resistance to one or more of the drugs in a combination treatment. See: virological failure.