What does undetectable mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. undetectableadjective

    not easily seen

  2. indiscernible, insensible, undetectableadjective

    barely able to be perceived

    "the transition was almost indiscernible"; "an almost insensible change"


  1. undetectableadjective

    Unable to be detected; not detectable.


  1. Undetectable

    Treatment as prevention (TasP) is a concept in public health that promotes treatment as a way to prevent and reduce the likelihood of HIV illness, death and transmission from an infected individual to others. Expanding access to earlier HIV diagnosis and treatment as a means to address the global epidemic by preventing illness, death and transmission was first proposed in 2000 by Garnett et al. The term is often used to talk about treating people that are currently living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) to prevent illness, death and transmission. Although some experts narrow this to only include preventing infections, treatment prevents illnesses such as tuberculosis and has been shown to prevent death. The dual impact on well-being and its 100% effectiveness in reducing transmission makes TasP the most important element in the HIV prevention toolkit. In relation to HIV, antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a three or more drug combination therapy that is used to decrease the viral load, or the measured amount of virus, in an infected individual. Such medications are used as a preventative for infected individuals to not only spread the HIV virus to their negative partners but also improve their current health to increase their lifespans. Other names for ART include highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), triple therapy and triple drug cocktail. When taken correctly, ART is able to diminish the presence of the HIV virus in the bodily fluids of an infected person to a level of undetectability. Undetectability ensures that infection does not necessarily have an effect on a person's general health, and that there is no longer a risk of passing along HIV to others. Consistent adherence to an ARV regimen, monitoring, and testing are essential for continued confirmed viral suppression. Treatment as prevention rose to great prominence in 2011, as part of the HPTN 052 study, which shed light on the benefits of early treatment for HIV positive individuals. Evidence through observational, ecological and clinical trials like HTPN 052 reveal positive results in regards to the implementation of antiretroviral drugs as preventative measures against HIV transmission and the global HIV response is not focused on delivering treatment to reach at least the UN 2030 95-95-95 targets (95% of people living wth HIV diagnosed, 95% of those on treatment, and 95% of people on treatment being virally suppressed). Progress in scaling up access to treatment is brisk and as of 2018 over 23 million people are now reported to be on it. Challenges to scaling access to treatment include cost and drug resistance. However, modeling studies suggest that the costs of not providing access would be far greater and concerns regarding resistance have not been borne out despite tens of millions of people accessing treatment. Current challenges include how to change thinking from the now obsolete "test and wait until severely ill" to one where people who are at risk access rapid HIV testing and immediate treatment. TasP's legitimacy has influenced the World Health Organization's (WHO) 2015 shift from "test and wait" to "test and treat" recommendation, which push to alert as many people as possible of their HIV status through testing, and start people infected with HIV on ARVs, no matter their viral load or CD4 count. The diminished rate of new HIV infections brought about by these strategies are marked progress towards UNAIDS' 90-90-90 and 95-95-95 target to eliminate HIV/AIDS as a public health crisis by 2030. However, key populations in countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East may still have lower access to treatment and the benefits it brings, as a result of the stigma that surrounds HIV. Understanding whether marginalized groups have access to testing and treatment are often hampered by harsh laws that do not allow for the accurate collection of data regarding these communities. In some countries answering a question about being gay in the affirmative could garner long jail sentences or even the death penalty. Estimates of the number of people who are men who have sex with men, female sex workers, and/or drug users are very difficult to ascertain, rendering understanding diagnosis and access to treatment levels also difficult to determine. TasP and test and treat to maximize access to early treatment is now the scientific proven policy and has been implemented in most countries providing treatment for people living with HIV.


  1. undetectable

    Undetectable refers to something that cannot be discovered, noticed, observed, or perceived through the senses or with available tools or methods. It is often used in various contexts such as medical, scientific, technological, or security, referring to substances, processes or activities that are hidden or concealed to the point of being untraceable or imperceptible.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of undetectable in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of undetectable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of undetectable in a Sentence

  1. Edward Machtinger:

    Complex trauma is what led many of my patients to get HIV in first place and gets them to remain depressed, stay addicted and have trouble adhering to their meds, medicine and HIV primary care has not considered these health issues to be in their domain and their responsibility. I've heard many clinicians brag about having patients on crack be undetectable in their viral load, as if HIV was going to kill them in the first place. It's not. Crack is going to kill them.

  2. Chris Cox:

    Many antigun politicians and members of the media have wrongly claimed that 3D printing technology will allow for the production and widespread proliferation of undetectable plastic firearms, regardless of what a person may be able to publish on the internet, undetectable plastic guns have been illegal for 30 years. Federal law passed in 1988, crafted with the NRA's support, makes it unlawful to manufacture, import, sell, ship, deliver, possess, transfer, or receive an undetectable firearm.

  3. Bryan Holler:

    This is a fantastic result which highlights the capabilities of MIRI to serendipitously detect a previously undetectable size of asteroid in the main belt, repeats of these observations are in the process of being scheduled, and we are fully expecting new asteroid interlopers in those images!

  4. Avery Gardiner:

    During the Obama years, the government thought that 3D printed guns posed a serious threat to national security. I'm not aware of anything that has changed except who sits in the White House, untraceable and undetectable guns that bypass our bipartisan background check system put us all at risk. The country deserves answers from the Trump Administration about why it thinks this is a good idea. Making it easier for dangerous people to get guns is reckless and stupid, and this is going to make Americans less safe. Advocates for gun control have argued that 3D-printed guns could also pose security challenges as they pass through airport X-ray machines. Cody Wilson, who describes current 3D-printed guns as.

  5. Kotaro Kohno:

    The light from these galaxies is very faint with long wavelengths invisible to our eyes and undetectable by Hubble, so we turned to the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array( ALMA), which is ideal for viewing these kinds of things. I have a long history with that facility and so knew it would deliver good results.

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