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Viral load during primary infection influences viral load for years after

Individuals with a high viral load during primary HIV infection have a higher subsequent viral load set point, according to a US study published in

Published
16 August 2007
By
Michael Carter
Cheap viral load test is urgently needed for resource-poor settings, say treatment advocates

Review of evidence on the need for viral load testing to guide antiretroviral treatment switching in resource-limited settings.

Published
11 January 2007
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Monitoring antiretroviral treatment with limited laboratory services

How can HIV treatment be monitored in settings with limited laboratory capacity, and how can treatment failure be identified without viral load testing?

Published
20 June 2006
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HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
IAS: $7 viral load test equivalent to more expensive high tech viral load tests, Malawi study shows

A test for HIV levels in the blood that can spot treatment failure using similar technology to HIV antibody testing yields results that are almost

Published
09 August 2005
By
Keith Alcorn
CD4 cell count and viral load accurately predict risk of disease progression, regardless of which antiretroviral used

CD4 cell count and viral load provide an accurate guide to the risk of progression to AIDS and death for all antiretroviral regimens, according to

Published
21 February 2005
By
Michael Carter
Viral load blips are likely due to lab error and not cause for concern

Viral load blips are the result of statistical fluctuations in the test used to measure viral load levels, and not clinically significant, according to the

Published
16 February 2005
By
Edwin J. Bernard
New viral load test could be used wherever a car can go, says developer

A new viral load test developed by the University of Maryland’s Institute of Human Virology could be employed in the remotest settings in Africa that

Published
17 June 2004
By
Keith Alcorn
New technique enables diagnosis of HIV within a week of infection, measures viral load to 2 copies

A new diagnostic technique has been developed which allows for the diagnosis of HIV within less than one week of infection. The new tool makes

Published
17 June 2004
By
Michael Carter
Genital shedding of HIV fluctuates with a woman's menstrual cycle

The shedding of HIV in vaginal and cervical secretions fluctuates with a woman’s menstrual cycle, according to a study published in the June 15th edition

Published
07 June 2004
By
Michael Carter
Zambian study shows dried blood spots can be used to monitor viral load

Collection of blood for monitoring of HIV viral load may be achievable using dried blood spots without sacrificing accuracy of measurement, according to a study

Published
19 January 2004
By
Bob Huff - Editor, GMHC Treatment Issues, New York

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

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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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