Undetectable

WHAT DOES UNDETECTABLE MEAN?

A viral load test will be able to show how much HIV is present in the blood.

 

The goal of HIV Treatment is to get the levels down to ‘undetectable’.  This does not mean that the HIV is gone, it means that the amount of HIV cannot be detected using current tests.  The results are given per millilitre of blood and generally speaking, if the results are undetectable, this means that there are fewer than 50, 40 or sometimes 20, copies per ml.

 

U = U: UNDETECTABLE = UNTRANSMITTABLE

George House Trust is proud to be a Community Partner of the ‘Undetectable Equals Untransmittable’ (U=U) Consensus Statement issued by the Prevention Access Campaign and strongly endorses the research supported message that people living with HIV and with a sustained undetectable viral load cannot pass HIV to their sexual partners.

 

Living with HIV? Want to talk to us?
Call 0161 274 4499 or email: talk@ght.org.uk

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