HIV/AIDS Glossary

Viral Rebound

Synonym(s): Rebound

When a person on antiretroviral therapy (ART) has persistent, detectable levels of HIV in the blood after a period of undetectable levels. Causes of viral rebound can include drug resistance or poor adherence to an HIV treatment regimen.

Related Term(s): Undetectable Viral Load

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Viral rebound from undetectable to detectable viral loads

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