Glossary

Learn more about the terminology used in the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative.

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Viral Suppression

If taken as prescribed, HIV medicine reduces the amount of HIV in the body (viral load) to a very low level, which keeps the immune system working and prevents illness. This is called viral suppression—defined as having less than 200 copies of HIV per milliliter of blood.

Formula for the Viral Suppression indicator