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What does it mean if you have a high viral load?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Replicating virus

An HIV viral load? If you're not on treatment, it means there's a lot of virus replicating in your body, which could predict rapid progression without treatment.
If you're on treatment, it may mean it isn't working. Either way, it's a problem that should be dealt with.

In brief: Replicating virus

An HIV viral load? If you're not on treatment, it means there's a lot of virus replicating in your body, which could predict rapid progression without treatment.
If you're on treatment, it may mean it isn't working. Either way, it's a problem that should be dealt with.
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