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Test that measures the quantity of HIVRNA in the blood. Results are expressed as the number of copies per milliliter of blood plasma. Research indicates that viral load is a better predictor of the risk of HIV disease progression than the CD4 count. The lower the viral load, the longer the time to AIDSdiagnosis and the longer the survival time. Viral load testing for HIVinfection is being used to determine when to initiate and/or change therapy.