Q and A

FAQs on viral load

These are the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about viral loads.

  1. My viral load has increased, should I be worried?
  2. What do my viral load results mean?
  3. What does undetectable viral load mean?
  4. Does undetectable in blood mean it is undetectable in genital fluids?
  5. How quickly does viral load drop after starting treatment?
  6. Does undetectable mean that someone is not infectious?
  7. Is reinfection a risk if two HIV positive people are undetectable?

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Further links

For more information about viral load please see our treatment training manual.

Last updated: 5 June 2022.