A Study Protocol to Assess Viral Load Suppression Rate among Adolescents Leaving With HIV
Assessing viral load suppression among adolescents leaving
with HIV in Uganda. The term
"viral load" refers to the number of copies of HIV per mL of blood. In
other words, it's the amount of virus in the blood. Provision of Antiretroviral
drugs (ARV’) to people leaving with HIV aims mainly at achieving viral suppression.
ART are medications that treat HIV. The drugs do not kill or cure the virus. However,
when taken in combination they can prevent the growth of the virus. When the virus
is slowed down, it is called viral suppression and this also slows down HIV disease.
to United Nation’s Programme on HIV/AIDS in 2013, 90-90-90 is a set of goals. The
idea is that by 2020, 90% of people who are HIV infected will be diagnosed, 90%
of people who are diagnosed will be on antiretroviral treatment and 90% of those
who receive antiretroviral will be virally suppressed.
The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS
JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency
Syndromes: 1 October 2007 - Volume 46 - Issue 2 - pp 187-193