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viral load

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Definition of viral load in English:

noun

Medicine
A measure of the number of viral particles present in an organism or environment, especially the number of HIV viruses in the bloodstream.
Example sentences
  • The outcome measures were CD4 + T cell counts, and viral load of the HIV virus in blood.
  • The viral load or the amount of nucleic acid present can be tracked over time using a graphical patient report.
  • The viral load measure can read as high as a million, depending on the limits of the lab test.

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