HIV 1 - Quantitative (Viral Load)
What is HIV 1 - Quantitative (Viral Load)?
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV causes AIDS. The HIV Quantitative test or HIV Viral Load test is performed to determine the amount of viral RNA in the blood.
Why is HIV 1 - Quantitative (Viral Load) done?
The HIV Viral Load test is performed as routine when the patient is first diagnosed HIV positive, and subsequently it is performed at regular intervals to determine the efficacy of the treatment.
Interpreting HIV 1 - Quantitative (Viral Load) results
The HIV Viral Load results are reported in terms of number of copies of HIV in each ml of blood.
• >1,00,000 copies/ml: High viral load
• <10,000 copies/ml: Low viral load
• <20 copies/ml: Undetectable viral load