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.

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