What to do if your viral load rebounds

Getting a second test

  • A low-level rebound might only be a lab or test error.
  • It might just be a small blip that goes back down again.

This is why it is important to repeat the test.

The second test should be taken when you get the detectable result.

Don’t just wait for weeks or months until your next routine test.

If the second test is still detectable this is a “confirmed viral rebound”.

Last updated: 1 January 2018.