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HIV RNA

AIDS RNA of HIV origin, a serum marker of a Pt's 'HIV-ness,' now the standard by which Pt response to antiretovirals is evaluated; HIV RNA levels correlate with CD4+ count, response to antiviral therapy, clinical stage and disease progression. See AIDS, CD4:CD8 ratio, HIV, HIV tests, Reverse transcriptase, Western blot.
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HIV RNA

The genetic material of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Its quantity in the bloodstream correlates with the severity and prognosis of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Drug regimens for AIDS, esp. those that use a combination of protease inhibitors and reverse transcriptase inhibitors, aim to decrease the amount of HIV RNA in the blood to undetectable levels.
See also: RNA
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A month-long pilot study showed that HIV RNA testing could detect acute HIV infection in a population of 8,505 people who sought routine HIV counseling and testing at 110 publicly funded testing sites in North Carolina (JAMA 288[2]:216-21, 2002).
In 2013, we published in this journal a single center prospective cohort study where 82.6% of patients achieved HIV RNA <50 copies/mL after 48 weeks of treatment.
Viral load suppression to either below <400 HIV RNA copies/ml or to undetectable levels (<50 HIV RNA copies/ml) was considered as primary outcome while secondary outcomes were death and tolerability.
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HIV RNA Extraction and Reverse Transcription PCR (RT-PCR).
THE INCIDENCE OF KAPOSI'S sarcoma among HIV patients has declined in the antiretroviral era, but the cancers are now presenting in older patients, after treatment starts, and in patients who have undetectable levels of HIV RNA.
Methods: One hundred HIV/HBV co-infected ARV-naive individuals were started on the regimen of TDF, 3TC, and EFV, and the levels of plasma HBV DNA, HIV RNA, and biochemical evaluation related to the function of liver and kidney were analyzed.
Our objective was to determine the association between symptomatic VVC and HIV RNA levels in the plasma and GTs of HIV-infected women on HAART.