HIV viral load


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HIV viral load

AIDS A measure of the amount of HIV RNA in blood, expressed as number of copies/mL of plasma. See AIDS, HIV.
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The HIV viral load was available for 27 patients, all of whom were receiving HAART at the time of ICU admission.
A statistically significant association was found between detectable HIV viral load and vaccine coverage against pneumococcal or influenza (p < 0.
Three factors lowered pneumococcal disease risk in people with HIV: being in the highest two of five wealth brackets (versus the lowest) and having a latest HIV viral load (VL) under 500 copies or from 500 to 9999 copies (versus 10,000 copies or higher).
Although having a detectable HIV viral load is not surprising in newly diagnosed patients, the low mean CD4 cell count being well below 500 cells/[mm.
Five months after being lost to care, the child was again examined by medical staff and found to have undetectable levels of HIV, as the child's HIV viral load remained undetectable in the absence of ART for more than two years.
It is suggested that the CD4 count be documented and the HIV viral load be quantified in patients who already have the diagnosis of HIV infection.
There is abundant evidence that both bacterial and viral sexually transmitted infections (STIs) raise the HIV viral load of individuals not taking ART, increase viral shedding in the genital tract, and raise the likelihood of both transmission and acquisition of HIV on an individual and population level, though all but one of a number of studies found that presumptive treatment of STIs as a prevention method had no effect on HIV incidence rates.
The Response Database Initiative (RDI) and the Load Zero Foundation are partnering to bring HIV viral load testing and treatment response prediction to poorer countries.
6 times more likely to have a high HIV viral load than those in the lowest exposure group.
The baselines CD4 and HIV viral load were 337 cells/ mL and 328,000 copies/mL, respectively.
Researchers from Cornell University in New York have found that the average HIV viral load of people not taking antiretroviral medication (ART) in Africa, and especially in southern and eastern Africa, is higher than the viral loads of untreated patients in other parts of the world.
Baseline CD4 cell count and HIV viral load were defined as those measures taken closest to the HAART start date, which was <6 months before, and not after starting HAART.