viral load

the amount or concentration of a virus, as HIV, in the blood.
Also called viral burden. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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viral load   (vī'rəl)  Pronunciation Key 
The concentration of a virus, such as HIV, in the blood.
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Example sentences
Not enough cells were transplanted in the trial to cure the patients or even
  reduce their viral load.
Birds that migrate across continents tend to have a higher viral load than
  those that stay at home year round.
If the body is actively making antibodies, you could feasibly reduce the viral
  load to almost nothing.
They point out that a key factor in the spread of the disease is the viral load.
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