With launch of Test and Treat, there is increase in number of PLHIV needing treatment and thus the Viral Load
The researchers determined how many people in this group had a viral load
rebound, defined as at least one viral load
above 200 copies or a treatment interruption of at least 1 month.
However, raised viral load
also skews demographics because it disproportionately affects people at lower risk of HIV (because people at higher risk would become infected even if CVL was lower, due to greater frequency of unprotected sex).
When these women had the healthy Lactobacillus in the vagina, they tended to have a lower viral load
in the vagina.
Specifically, 26% of the women with sustained below detectable plasma viral load
were indeterminate shedders, 18% were intermittent shedders, and 8% were persistent shedders, "despite being on HAART and having below detectable levels of virus in their plasma," she said.
Age and baseline viral load
were strong predictors of current load (Table).
4 log drop in viral load
in the subset of patients who were not receiving 3TC or FTC in their background treatment regimen versus a 0.
Study of Videx (didanosine, ddI) and hydroxyurea shows decreased viral load
in patients with HIV
Patients who scored the mean in depth processing maintained a stable viral load
over the 2 years of the study.
Among 20 patients recently infected with HIV, those who had the least immune activation had lowest viral loads
in the years following infection, reported William A.
Quantitative molecular assays have been developed to determine whether CMV viral load
concentrations are useful in differentiating latent infection from active disease.
Soon afterward he stopped therapy permanently, and once again his viral load
did not rebound, hi fact, it remains undetectable to this day (although HIV was found in his lymph nodes, so he is hardly "cured" in the traditional sense).