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blip

(blip)
A temporary deviation in a measurement from its baseline or its expected range.
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A similar study of 272 patients on successful antiretroviral therapy demonstrated that blips may be the result of random sampling and detection of asynchronous and overlapping viremic episodes
These blips of viremia appear to represent no increased risk for subsequent virologic rebound.
Data on low-level viral rebound and blips of 50-500 copies/ml has also been reported from the Swiss HIV Cohort Study and the Frankfurt HIV Clinical Cohort (seen in 32.
For example, investigators from three London HIV centers have suggested that CD4 cell count response to therapy was not as large in those experiencing virological blips as in those maintaining undetectable viral loads.
It is possible that blips were discovered because of more frequent sampling in those groups.
Alternatively, these blips may represent truly intermittent viremia of unknown cause.
Overall, low-level viral blips are not predictive of future adverse clinical outcomes.
Blips were defined as a detectable viral load between 51 copies/mL and 500 copies/mL after at least 2 consecutive undetectable plasma viral load measurements during the prior 6 months.
Other studies demonstrated similar low rates of virologic failure among patients who experience blips (Table 5), but in several of these studies, patients without blips had similar or slightly higher rates of virologic failure than patients with blips (Table 5).
Viral blips, Antiretroviral Regimens, and Resistance Mutations
Data exploring the association between blips and the development of resistance are sparse.
BLIP provides an excellent model for other state or regional bowhunting groups to follow.