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Persistent low-level viral load is associated with failure, but risk is small

Low but detectable viral load, in the range between three and 50 copies/ml, is associated with some risk of subsequent virological failure, but a viral load below

Published
10 November 2010
By
Gus Cairns
Do HIV drugs really mean you aren’t infectious?

Gus Cairns looks at new research on this controversial subject.

Published
01 November 2010
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HIV treatment update
Targeted viral load tests in India prevent switches to second-line ARVs for one in four

Targeted viral load testing combined with clinical and immunological evaluation in cases of first-line antiretroviral treatment failure prevented unnecessary treatment switches in 25% of patients in a public

Published
13 October 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Symptoms can predict increases in viral load for patients taking HIV treatment

Physical and psychological symptoms can predict increases in viral load in patients taking antiretroviral therapy who have an undetectable viral load, researchers from London report in the

Published
09 August 2010
By
Michael Carter
Viral load increases in cells predicts CD4 cell decline in asymptomatic patients

Viral load increases steadily in cells during the asymptomatic stage of HIV infection, and is an accurate marker of disease progression, Dutch investigators report in

Published
01 July 2010
By
Michael Carter
Laboratory monitoring of ART could be cost-effective for many countries

Laboratory monitoring to determine when to switch to second-line treatment may be cost-effective for many countries and could substantially improve life expectancy, April Kimmel and

Published
03 June 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
'Intimate' link between viral load increases and CD4 cell loss in patients not on HIV therapy

There is a strong link between increases in viral load and CD4 cell count loss in HIV-infected patients who are not taking antiretroviral therapy, UK

Published
02 June 2010
By
Michael Carter
Viral load testing: once a year proves adequate in lower-income Asia study

Viral load testing once or twice a year had the same impact on patient health outcomes as more frequent testing, Rebecca Oyomopito and colleagues reported

Published
09 April 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
If suppressed for 12 months, low risk of viral load rebound above 1000 copies

Once suppressed, the risk of viral load rising to levels associated with onward transmission is extremely low in patients taking antiretroviral therapy who have maintained

Published
31 March 2010
By
Michael Carter
Viral load in early HIV infection predicted by that of transmitting partner

Viral load in individuals recently infected with HIV is closely related to that of the individual who transmitted the virus, US investigators report in the

Published
08 March 2010
By
Michael Carter

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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