PCR (polymerase chain reaction) – type of viral load test.
Selected words and phrases
Tmax – the time taken for a drug to reach the highest (maximum) concentration.
peer support – support provided by people who share the same experience or problem. HIV peer support is provided by other HIV-positive people.
trimester – a 12 week period of a pregnancy. Different periods during pregnancy are commonly referred to as the first, second and third trimester.
formulation – the physical form that makes an active drug into a medicine.
Different formulations include
- Pills (capsules or tablets).
- Syrups or other oral solutions.
- Creams or lotions.
A co-formulation is when two active drugs are combined. For example: when two active drugs are in the same pill.