The quantity of measurable virus in a body fluid. Change in viral load, measured in plasma, is sometimes used as a SURROGATE MARKER in disease progression.
Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
The number of CD4-POSITIVE T-LYMPHOCYTES per unit volume of BLOOD. Determination requires the use of a fluorescence-activated flow cytometer.
The type species of LENTIVIRUS and the etiologic agent of AIDS. It is characterized by its cytopathic effect and affinity for the T4-lymphocyte.
Agents used to treat AIDS and/or stop the spread of the HIV infection. These do not include drugs used to treat symptoms or opportunistic infections associated with AIDS.
Ribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of viruses.
Drug regimens, for patients with HIV INFECTIONS, that aggressively suppress HIV replication. The regimens usually involve administration of three or more different drugs including a protease inhibitor.
The presence of viruses in the blood.
Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of viruses.
Human immunodeficiency virus. A non-taxonomic and historical term referring to any of two species, specifically HIV-1 and/or HIV-2. Prior to 1986, this was called human T-lymphotropic virus type III/lymphadenopathy-associated virus (HTLV-III/LAV). From 1986-1990, it was an official species called HIV. Since 1991, HIV was no longer considered an official species name; the two species were designated HIV-1 and HIV-2.
Acquired defect of cellular immunity that occurs naturally in macaques infected with SRV serotypes, experimentally in monkeys inoculated with SRV or MASON-PFIZER MONKEY VIRUS; (MPMV), or in monkeys infected with SIMIAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS.
Species of the genus LENTIVIRUS, subgenus primate immunodeficiency viruses (IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUSES, PRIMATE), that induces acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in monkeys and apes (SAIDS). The genetic organization of SIV is virtually identical to HIV.
Agents used in the prophylaxis or therapy of VIRUS DISEASES. Some of the ways they may act include preventing viral replication by inhibiting viral DNA polymerase; binding to specific cell-surface receptors and inhibiting viral penetration or uncoating; inhibiting viral protein synthesis; or blocking late stages of virus assembly.
The residual portion of BLOOD that is left after removal of BLOOD CELLS by CENTRIFUGATION without prior BLOOD COAGULATION.
The ability of viruses to resist or to become tolerant to chemotherapeutic agents or antiviral agents. This resistance is acquired through gene mutation.
A critical subpopulation of T-lymphocytes involved in the induction of most immunological functions. The HIV virus has selective tropism for the T4 cell which expresses the CD4 phenotypic marker, a receptor for HIV. In fact, the key element in the profound immunosuppression seen in HIV infection is the depletion of this subset of T-lymphocytes.
An acquired defect of cellular immunity associated with infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a CD4-positive T-lymphocyte count under 200 cells/microliter or less than 14% of total lymphocytes, and increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections and malignant neoplasms. Clinical manifestations also include emaciation (wasting) and dementia. These elements reflect criteria for AIDS as defined by the CDC in 1993.
A molecular probe technique that utilizes branched DNA (bDNA) as a means to amplify the hybridization signal. One end of the bDNA molecule is designed to bind a specific target, while the other end of the bDNA molecule contains many branches of DNA that are designed to bind a probe used for signal detection.
The relative amount by which the average fitness of a POPULATION is lowered, due to the presence of GENES that decrease survival, compared to the GENOTYPE with maximum or optimal fitness. (From Rieger et al., Glossary of Genetics: Classical and Molecular, 5th ed)
A species of the genus MACACA inhabiting India, China, and other parts of Asia. The species is used extensively in biomedical research and adapts very well to living with humans.
The transmission of infectious disease or pathogens from one generation to another. It includes transmission in utero or intrapartum by exposure to blood and secretions, and postpartum exposure via breastfeeding.
The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.
A genus of FLAVIVIRIDAE causing parenterally-transmitted HEPATITIS C which is associated with transfusions and drug abuse. Hepatitis C virus is the type species.
In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.
Development of neutralizing antibodies in individuals who have been exposed to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV/HTLV-III/LAV).
A critical subpopulation of regulatory T-lymphocytes involved in MHC Class I-restricted interactions. They include both cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (T-LYMPHOCYTES, CYTOTOXIC) and CD8+ suppressor T-lymphocytes.
The expelling of virus particles from the body. Important routes include the respiratory tract, genital tract, and intestinal tract. Virus shedding is an important means of vertical transmission (INFECTIOUS DISEASE TRANSMISSION, VERTICAL).
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans that is caused by HEPATITIS C VIRUS lasting six months or more. Chronic hepatitis C can lead to LIVER CIRRHOSIS.
Simultaneous infection of a host organism by two or more pathogens. In virology, coinfection commonly refers to simultaneous infection of a single cell by two or more different viruses.
The worsening of a disease over time. This concept is most often used for chronic and incurable diseases where the stage of the disease is an important determinant of therapy and prognosis.
The process of intracellular viral multiplication, consisting of the synthesis of PROTEINS; NUCLEIC ACIDS; and sometimes LIPIDS, and their assembly into a new infectious particle.
Commercially prepared reagent sets, with accessory devices, containing all of the major components and literature necessary to perform one or more designated diagnostic tests or procedures. They may be for laboratory or personal use.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Infection with CYTOMEGALOVIRUS, characterized by enlarged cells bearing intranuclear inclusions. Infection may be in almost any organ, but the salivary glands are the most common site in children, as are the lungs in adults.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS C VIRUS, a single-stranded RNA virus. Its incubation period is 30-90 days. Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by contaminated blood parenterally, and is often associated with transfusion and intravenous drug abuse. However, in a significant number of cases, the source of hepatitis C infection is unknown.
Therapy with two or more separate preparations given for a combined effect.
Neoplasms of the skin and mucous membranes caused by papillomaviruses. They are usually benign but some have a high risk for malignant progression.
Persons who have experienced prolonged survival of HIV infection. This includes the full spectrum of untreated, HIV-infected long-term asymptomatics to those with AIDS who have survived due to successful treatment.
Measurable quantity of bacteria in an object, organism, or organism compartment.
A republic in southern Africa, the southernmost part of Africa. It has three capitals: Pretoria (administrative), Cape Town (legislative), and Bloemfontein (judicial). Officially the Republic of South Africa since 1960, it was called the Union of South Africa 1910-1960.
The co-occurrence of pregnancy and an INFECTION. The infection may precede or follow FERTILIZATION.
The process of observing, recording, or detecting the effects of a chemical substance administered to an individual therapeutically or diagnostically.
The type species of the genus ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS which causes human HEPATITIS B and is also apparently a causal agent in human HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA. The Dane particle is an intact hepatitis virion, named after its discoverer. Non-infectious spherical and tubular particles are also seen in the serum.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS B VIRUS lasting six months or more. It is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact.
Infection with human herpesvirus 4 (HERPESVIRUS 4, HUMAN); which may facilitate the development of various lymphoproliferative disorders. These include BURKITT LYMPHOMA (African type), INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS, and oral hairy leukoplakia (LEUKOPLAKIA, HAIRY).
Inhibitors of HIV PROTEASE, an enzyme required for production of proteins needed for viral assembly.
Immunoglobulins produced in response to VIRAL ANTIGENS.
A genus of the family HERPESVIRIDAE, subfamily BETAHERPESVIRINAE, infecting the salivary glands, liver, spleen, lungs, eyes, and other organs, in which they produce characteristically enlarged cells with intranuclear inclusions. Infection with Cytomegalovirus is also seen as an opportunistic infection in AIDS.
Inhibitors of reverse transcriptase (RNA-DIRECTED DNA POLYMERASE), an enzyme that synthesizes DNA on an RNA template.
Infections with POLYOMAVIRUS, which are often cultured from the urine of kidney transplant patients. Excretion of BK VIRUS is associated with ureteral strictures and CYSTITIS, and that of JC VIRUS with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (LEUKOENCEPHALOPATHY, PROGRESSIVE MULTIFOCAL).
A measure of the quality of health care by assessment of unsuccessful results of management and procedures used in combating disease, in individual cases or series.
A nucleoside antimetabolite antiviral agent that blocks nucleic acid synthesis and is used against both RNA and DNA viruses.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
Ratio of T-LYMPHOCYTES that express the CD4 ANTIGEN to those that express the CD8 ANTIGEN. This value is commonly assessed in the diagnosis and staging of diseases affecting the IMMUNE SYSTEM including HIV INFECTIONS.
One of the type I interferons produced by peripheral blood leukocytes or lymphoblastoid cells. In addition to antiviral activity, it activates NATURAL KILLER CELLS and B-LYMPHOCYTES, and down-regulates VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR expression through PI-3 KINASE and MAPK KINASES signaling pathways.
A republic in eastern Africa, south of SUDAN and west of KENYA. Its capital is Kampala.
Procedures for collecting, preserving, and transporting of specimens sufficiently stable to provide accurate and precise results suitable for clinical interpretation.
Carbon-containing phosphonic acid compounds. Included under this heading are compounds that have carbon bound to either OXYGEN atom or the PHOSPHOROUS atom of the (P=O)O2 structure.
The study of the structure, growth, function, genetics, and reproduction of viruses, and VIRUS DISEASES.
A potent, non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor used in combination with nucleoside analogues for treatment of HIV INFECTIONS and AIDS.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines containing inactivated HIV or some of its component antigens and designed to prevent or treat AIDS. Some vaccines containing antigens are recombinantly produced.
The physical state of supporting an applied load. This often refers to the weight-bearing bones or joints that support the body's weight, especially those in the spine, hip, knee, and foot.
An HIV protease inhibitor that works by interfering with the reproductive cycle of HIV. It also inhibits CYTOCHROME P-450 CYP3A.
A species of POLYOMAVIRUS apparently infecting over 90% of children but not clearly associated with any clinical illness in childhood. The virus remains latent in the body throughout life and can be reactivated under certain circumstances.
A major core protein of the human immunodeficiency virus encoded by the HIV gag gene. HIV-seropositive individuals mount a significant immune response to p24 and thus detection of antibodies to p24 is one basis for determining HIV infection by ELISA and Western blot assays. The protein is also being investigated as a potential HIV immunogen in vaccines.
An HIV species related to HIV-1 but carrying different antigenic components and with differing nucleic acid composition. It shares serologic reactivity and sequence homology with the simian Lentivirus SIMIAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS and infects only T4-lymphocytes expressing the CD4 phenotypic marker.
A type of human papillomavirus especially associated with malignant tumors of the genital and RESPIRATORY MUCOSA.
A reverse transcriptase inhibitor and ZALCITABINE analog in which a sulfur atom replaces the 3' carbon of the pentose ring. It is used to treat HIV disease.
OXAZINES with a fused BENZENE ring.
Removal of moisture from a substance (chemical, food, tissue, etc.).
A variation of the PCR technique in which cDNA is made from RNA via reverse transcription. The resultant cDNA is then amplified using standard PCR protocols.
Mature LYMPHOCYTES and MONOCYTES transported by the blood to the body's extravascular space. They are morphologically distinguishable from mature granulocytic leukocytes by their large, non-lobed nuclei and lack of coarse, heavily stained cytoplasmic granules.
Methods used for detecting the amplified DNA products from the polymerase chain reaction as they accumulate instead of at the end of the reaction.
Techniques for using whole blood samples collected on filter paper for a variety of clinical laboratory tests.
The specificity of a virus for infecting a particular type of cell or tissue.
Voluntary cooperation of the patient in taking drugs or medicine as prescribed. This includes timing, dosage, and frequency.
An HIV protease inhibitor used in a fixed-dose combination with RITONAVIR. It is also an inhibitor of CYTOCHROME P-450 CYP3A.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines designed to prevent SAIDS; (SIMIAN ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME); and containing inactivated SIMIAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS or type D retroviruses or some of their component antigens.
Class I human histocompatibility (HLA) surface antigens encoded by more than 30 detectable alleles on locus B of the HLA complex, the most polymorphic of all the HLA specificities. Several of these antigens (e.g., HLA-B27, -B7, -B8) are strongly associated with predisposition to rheumatoid and other autoimmune disorders. Like other class I HLA determinants, they are involved in the cellular immune reactivity of cytolytic T lymphocytes.
An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of L-alanine and 2-oxoglutarate to pyruvate and L-glutamate. (From Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992) EC
Opportunistic infections found in patients who test positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The most common include PNEUMOCYSTIS PNEUMONIA, Kaposi's sarcoma, cryptosporidiosis, herpes simplex, toxoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, and infections with Mycobacterium avium complex, Microsporidium, and Cytomegalovirus.
A malignancy arising in uterine cervical epithelium and confined thereto, representing a continuum of histological changes ranging from well-differentiated CIN 1 (formerly, mild dysplasia) to severe dysplasia/carcinoma in situ, CIN 3. The lesion arises at the squamocolumnar cell junction at the transformation zone of the endocervical canal, with a variable tendency to develop invasive epidermoid carcinoma, a tendency that is enhanced by concomitant human papillomaviral infection. (Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Antibodies reactive with HIV ANTIGENS.
Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.
The mechanism by which latent viruses, such as genetically transmitted tumor viruses (PROVIRUSES) or PROPHAGES of lysogenic bacteria, are induced to replicate and then released as infectious viruses. It may be effected by various endogenous and exogenous stimuli, including B-cell LIPOPOLYSACCHARIDES, glucocorticoid hormones, halogenated pyrimidines, IONIZING RADIATION, ultraviolet light, and superinfecting viruses.
Duplex DNA sequences in eukaryotic chromosomes, corresponding to the genome of a virus, that are transmitted from one cell generation to the next without causing lysis of the host. Proviruses are often associated with neoplastic cell transformation and are key features of retrovirus biology.
Tumors or cancer of the UTERINE CERVIX.
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY techniques used in the diagnosis of disease.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by a member of the ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS genus, HEPATITIS B VIRUS. It is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact.
A dideoxynucleoside compound in which the 3'-hydroxy group on the sugar moiety has been replaced by an azido group. This modification prevents the formation of phosphodiester linkages which are needed for the completion of nucleic acid chains. The compound is a potent inhibitor of HIV replication, acting as a chain-terminator of viral DNA during reverse transcription. It improves immunologic function, partially reverses the HIV-induced neurological dysfunction, and improves certain other clinical abnormalities associated with AIDS. Its principal toxic effect is dose-dependent suppression of bone marrow, resulting in anemia and leukopenia.
Voluntary cooperation of the patient in following a prescribed regimen.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
The number of LYMPHOCYTES per unit volume of BLOOD.
Proteins coded by the retroviral gag gene. The products are usually synthesized as protein precursors or POLYPROTEINS, which are then cleaved by viral proteases to yield the final products. Many of the final products are associated with the nucleoprotein core of the virion. gag is short for group-specific antigen.
Virus diseases caused by the Lentivirus genus. They are multi-organ diseases characterized by long incubation periods and persistent infection.
A severe, often fatal disease in humans caused by the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (HEMORRHAGIC FEVER VIRUS, CRIMEAN-CONGO).
A republic in southern Africa, between NAMIBIA and ZAMBIA. It was formerly called Bechuanaland. Its capital is Gaborone. The Kalahari Desert is in the west and southwest.
The type species of LYMPHOCRYPTOVIRUS, subfamily GAMMAHERPESVIRINAE, infecting B-cells in humans. It is thought to be the causative agent of INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS and is strongly associated with oral hairy leukoplakia (LEUKOPLAKIA, HAIRY;), BURKITT LYMPHOMA; and other malignancies.
Measure of the number of the PARASITES present in a host organism.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Proteins encoded by the GAG GENE of the HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS.
A republic in southern Africa, south of DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO and TANZANIA, and north of ZIMBABWE. Its capital is Lusaka. It was formerly called Northern Rhodesia.
A republic in eastern Africa, south of ETHIOPIA, west of SOMALIA with TANZANIA to its south, and coastline on the Indian Ocean. Its capital is Nairobi.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
A type of ALPHAPAPILLOMAVIRUS associated with high risk for anogenital neoplasms.
Six-carbon alicyclic hydrocarbons.
A purine base and a fundamental unit of ADENINE NUCLEOTIDES.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
The body fluid that circulates in the vascular system (BLOOD VESSELS). Whole blood includes PLASMA and BLOOD CELLS.
Virus diseases caused by the HERPESVIRIDAE.
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
Infection with ROSEOLOVIRUS, the most common in humans being EXANTHEMA SUBITUM, a benign disease of infants and young children.
A family of small, non-enveloped DNA viruses infecting birds and most mammals, especially humans. They are grouped into multiple genera, but the viruses are highly host-species specific and tissue-restricted. They are commonly divided into hundreds of papillomavirus "types", each with specific gene function and gene control regions, despite sequence homology. Human papillomaviruses are found in the genera ALPHAPAPILLOMAVIRUS; BETAPAPILLOMAVIRUS; GAMMAPAPILLOMAVIRUS; and MUPAPILLOMAVIRUS.
Polymers of ETHYLENE OXIDE and water, and their ethers. They vary in consistency from liquid to solid depending on the molecular weight indicated by a number following the name. They are used as SURFACTANTS, dispersing agents, solvents, ointment and suppository bases, vehicles, and tablet excipients. Some specific groups are NONOXYNOLS, OCTOXYNOLS, and POLOXAMERS.
A species of the genus MACACA which inhabits Malaya, Sumatra, and Borneo. It is one of the most arboreal species of Macaca. The tail is short and untwisted.
CCR receptors with specificity for CHEMOKINE CCL3; CHEMOKINE CCL4; and CHEMOKINE CCL5. They are expressed at high levels in T-LYMPHOCYTES; B-LYMPHOCYTES; MACROPHAGES; MAST CELLS; and NK CELLS. The CCR5 receptor is used by the HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS to infect cells.
The neck portion of the UTERUS between the lower isthmus and the VAGINA forming the cervical canal.
A genus of the family HERPESVIRIDAE, subfamily ALPHAHERPESVIRINAE. Its species include those causing CHICKENPOX and HERPES ZOSTER in humans (HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN), as well as several animal viruses.
A member of the family PARVOVIRIDAE, subfamily PARVOVIRINAE, originally isolated from human nasopharyngeal aspirates in patients with respiratory disease.
Antibodies that reduce or abolish some biological activity of a soluble antigen or infectious agent, usually a virus.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
Proteins encoded by the POL GENE of the HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS.
A species of NAIROVIRUS of the family BUNYAVIRIDAE. It is primarily transmitted by ticks and causes a severe, often fatal disease in humans.
Infections produced by oncogenic viruses. The infections caused by DNA viruses are less numerous but more diverse than those caused by the RNA oncogenic viruses.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
Virus infections caused by the PARVOVIRIDAE.
Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.
The thick, yellowish-white, viscid fluid secretion of male reproductive organs discharged upon ejaculation. In addition to reproductive organ secretions, it contains SPERMATOZOA and their nutrient plasma.
A republic in western Africa, southwest of MAURITANIA and east of MALI. Its capital is Dakar.
A closely related group of antigens found in the plasma only during the infective phase of hepatitis B or in virulent chronic hepatitis B, probably indicating active virus replication; there are three subtypes which may exist in a complex with immunoglobulins G.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
A species of Old World monkeys from the genera CERCOCEBUS that is important in AIDS research. They may be naturally or experimentally infected with the SIMIAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS. They inhabit African forests from Sierra Leone to the Congo Republic.
Acquired defect of cellular immunity that occurs in cats infected with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and in some cats infected with feline leukemia virus (FeLV).
A neurologic condition associated with the ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME and characterized by impaired concentration and memory, slowness of hand movements, ATAXIA, incontinence, apathy, and gait difficulties associated with HIV-1 viral infection of the central nervous system. Pathologic examination of the brain reveals white matter rarefaction, perivascular infiltrates of lymphocytes, foamy macrophages, and multinucleated giant cells. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp760-1; N Engl J Med, 1995 Apr 6;332(14):934-40)
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.
Sexual attraction or relationship between males.
The major interferon produced by mitogenically or antigenically stimulated LYMPHOCYTES. It is structurally different from TYPE I INTERFERON and its major activity is immunoregulation. It has been implicated in the expression of CLASS II HISTOCOMPATIBILITY ANTIGENS in cells that do not normally produce them, leading to AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES.
The properties, processes, and behavior of biological systems under the action of mechanical forces.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
A dideoxynucleoside compound in which the 3'-hydroxy group on the sugar moiety has been replaced by a hydrogen. This modification prevents the formation of phosphodiester linkages which are needed for the completion of nucleic acid chains. Didanosine is a potent inhibitor of HIV replication, acting as a chain-terminator of viral DNA by binding to reverse transcriptase; ddI is then metabolized to dideoxyadenosine triphosphate, its putative active metabolite.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)
Immunized T-lymphocytes which can directly destroy appropriate target cells. These cytotoxic lymphocytes may be generated in vitro in mixed lymphocyte cultures (MLC), in vivo during a graft-versus-host (GVH) reaction, or after immunization with an allograft, tumor cell or virally transformed or chemically modified target cell. The lytic phenomenon is sometimes referred to as cell-mediated lympholysis (CML). These CD8-positive cells are distinct from NATURAL KILLER CELLS and NATURAL KILLER T-CELLS. There are two effector phenotypes: TC1 and TC2.
Pathological processes involving the PENIS or its component tissues.
The type species of ROSEOLOVIRUS isolated from patients with AIDS and other LYMPHOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS. It infects and replicates in fresh and established lines of hematopoietic cells and cells of neural origin. It also appears to alter NK cell activity. HHV-6; (HBLV) antibodies are elevated in patients with AIDS, Sjogren's syndrome, sarcoidosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and certain malignancies. HHV-6 is the cause of EXANTHEMA SUBITUM and has been implicated in encephalitis.
The sexual attraction or relationship between members of the opposite SEX.
A dideoxynucleoside analog that inhibits reverse transcriptase and has in vitro activity against HIV.
A reverse transcriptase encoded by the POL GENE of HIV. It is a heterodimer of 66 kDa and 51 kDa subunits that are derived from a common precursor protein. The heterodimer also includes an RNAse H activity (RIBONUCLEASE H, HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS) that plays an essential role the viral replication process.
The ability of a pathogenic virus to lie dormant within a cell (latent infection). In eukaryotes, subsequent activation and viral replication is thought to be caused by extracellular stimulation of cellular transcription factors. Latency in bacteriophage is maintained by the expression of virally encoded repressors.
Laboratory techniques that involve the in-vitro synthesis of many copies of DNA or RNA from one original template.
The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.
A genus in the subfamily PARVOVIRINAE comprising three species: Bovine parvovirus, Canine minute virus, and HUMAN BOCAVIRUS.
The interactions between a host and a pathogen, usually resulting in disease.
Inhibitors of the fusion of HIV to host cells, preventing viral entry. This includes compounds that block attachment of HIV ENVELOPE PROTEIN GP120 to CD4 RECEPTORS.
Biological adaptation, such as the rise of EPINEPHRINE in response to exercise, stress or perceived danger, followed by a fall of epinephrine during RELAXATION. Allostasis is the achievement of stability by turning on and turning off the allostatic systems including the IMMUNE SYSTEM; the AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM and NEUROENDOCRINE SYSTEMS.
The washing of the VAGINA cavity or surface with a solution. Agents or drugs can be added to the irrigation solution.
A multicentric, malignant neoplastic vascular proliferation characterized by the development of bluish-red cutaneous nodules, usually on the lower extremities, most often on the toes or feet, and slowly increasing in size and number and spreading to more proximal areas. The tumors have endothelium-lined channels and vascular spaces admixed with variably sized aggregates of spindle-shaped cells, and often remain confined to the skin and subcutaneous tissue, but widespread visceral involvement may occur. Kaposi's sarcoma occurs spontaneously in Jewish and Italian males in Europe and the United States. An aggressive variant in young children is endemic in some areas of Africa. A third form occurs in about 0.04% of kidney transplant patients. There is also a high incidence in AIDS patients. (From Dorland, 27th ed & Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, pp2105-7) HHV-8 is the suspected cause.
Non-antibody proteins secreted by inflammatory leukocytes and some non-leukocytic cells, that act as intercellular mediators. They differ from classical hormones in that they are produced by a number of tissue or cell types rather than by specialized glands. They generally act locally in a paracrine or autocrine rather than endocrine manner.
The top portion of the pharynx situated posterior to the nose and superior to the SOFT PALATE. The nasopharynx is the posterior extension of the nasal cavities and has a respiratory function.
An infant during the first month after birth.
Proteins encoded by the NEF GENES of the HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS.
Lymphocytes responsible for cell-mediated immunity. Two types have been identified - cytotoxic (T-LYMPHOCYTES, CYTOTOXIC) and helper T-lymphocytes (T-LYMPHOCYTES, HELPER-INDUCER). They are formed when lymphocytes circulate through the THYMUS GLAND and differentiate to thymocytes. When exposed to an antigen, they divide rapidly and produce large numbers of new T cells sensitized to that antigen.
In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.
Nucleic acid which complements a specific mRNA or DNA molecule, or fragment thereof; used for hybridization studies in order to identify microorganisms and for genetic studies.
A syndrome characterized by chronic, well-established DIARRHEA (greater than one month in duration) without an identified infectious cause after thorough evaluation, in an HIV-positive individual. It is thought to be due to direct or indirect effects of HIV on the enteric mucosa. HIV enteropathy is a diagnosis of exclusion and can be made only after other forms of diarrheal illness have been ruled out. (Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 13th ed, pp1607-8; Haubrich et al., Bockus Gastroenterology, 5th ed, p1155)
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
The complete genetic complement contained in a DNA or RNA molecule in a virus.
Antigens associated with specific proteins of the human adult T-cell immunodeficiency virus (HIV); also called HTLV-III-associated and lymphadenopathy-associated virus (LAV) antigens.

Hybrid capture II, a new sensitive test for human papillomavirus detection. Comparison with hybrid capture I and PCR results in cervical lesions. (1/7028)

AIM: To test a new assay for the detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA, hybrid capture II (HC II), compared with the previous commercialized hybrid capture I (HC I) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) results on cervical scrapes from fresh cone excision biopsy samples. METHODS: The three methods were used on cervical scrapes from 42 fresh cone excision biopsy samples. There were nine metaplastic and inflammatory lesions, five low grade lesions, and 28 high grade lesions. PCR was performed using the general primers GP5+/GP6+. The viral load of high risk HPV DNA was estimated by the ratio of relative light units to positive control values in the samples. RESULTS: The sensitivity of HC I for the detection of high grade lesions was 71.4%, while it was 92.8% for HC II and 96.4% for the PCR. Considering only the absence of detectable cervical in situ neoplasia, the specificity was 88.9% for HC I, 66.7% for HC II, and 66.7% for PCR. With HC II, for a ratio of cervical sample to normal control of > 200, the sensitivity for the detection of high grade lesion was only 34.6% with a specificity of 66.7%. CONCLUSIONS: HPV detection with the HC II assay is more sensitive than the previous HC I and represents a more convenient and easier test than PCR for routine use. Nevertheless the viral load estimated with this test cannot be a reliable predictive indicator of high grade lesions.  (+info)

Rapid death of adoptively transferred T cells in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. (2/7028)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) probably play the major role in controlling HIV replication. However, the value of adoptive transfer of HIV-specific CTL expanded in vitro to HIV+ patients has been limited: this contrasts with the success of CTL therapy in treating or preventing Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus disease after bone marrow transplantation (BMT). We investigated the fate of expanded HIV-specific CTL clones in vivo following adoptive transfer to a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Two autologous CTL clones specific for HIV Gag and Pol were expanded to large numbers (>10(9)) in vitro and infused into an HIV-infected patient whose viral load was rising despite antiretroviral therapy. The fate of one clone was monitored by staining peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) with T-cell receptor-specific tetrameric major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-peptide complexes. Although the CTL transfer was well tolerated, there were no significant changes in CD4 and CD8 lymphocyte counts and virus load. By tracking an infused clone using soluble MHC-peptide complexes, we show that cells bearing the Gag-specific T-cell receptors were rapidly eliminated within hours of infusion through apoptosis. Thus, the failure of adoptively transferred HIV-specific CTL to reduce virus load in AIDS may be due to rapid apoptosis of the infused cells, triggered by a number of potential mechanisms. Further trials of adoptive transfer of CTL should take into account the susceptibility of infused cells to in vivo apoptosis.  (+info)

Protection against influenza virus infection of mice fed Bifidobacterium breve YIT4064. (3/7028)

Mice fed Bifidobacterium breve YIT4064 and immunized orally with influenza virus were more strongly protected against influenza virus infection of the lower respiratory tract than ones immunized with influenza virus only. The number of mice with enhanced anti-influenza virus immunoglobulin G (IgG) in serum upon oral administration of B. breve YIT4064 and oral immunization with influenza virus was significantly greater than that upon oral immunization with influenza virus only. These findings demonstrated that the oral administration of B. breve YIT4064 increased anti-influenza virus IgG antibodies in serum and protected against influenza virus infection. The oral administration of B. breve YIT4064 may enhance antigen-specific IgG against various pathogenic antigens taken orally and induce protection against various virus infections.  (+info)

Qualitative and semiquantitative polymerase chain reaction testing for cytomegalovirus DNA in serum allows prediction of CMV related disease in liver transplant recipients. (4/7028)

AIM: To identify cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in liver transplant recipients by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques and to separate the cases in which CMV related disease will occur, for whom treatment is indicated, from those in whom infection will remain innocuous. METHODS: The combination of qualitative and semiquantitative PCR of serum and urine was assessed to determine whether these assays can identify those at risk of CMV related disease and compared their performance with conventional approaches to diagnosis. RESULTS: Qualitative PCR of serum had superior specificity, sensitivity, and positive and negative predictive values compared with urine DEAFF (detection of early antigen fluorescent foci) and PCR of urine. All episodes of CMV related disease were associated with the presence of CMV DNA by PCR in serum or urine; CMV was detected before clinical onset in 70% and 60% of cases, respectively. The period over which CMV DNA could be detected was not correlated with CMV related disease. Both peak viral load and cumulative viral load estimated using a semiquantitative PCR method on serum samples positive by the qualitative method could be used to distinguish asymptomatic infection from CMV related disease with 100% specificity and sensitivity. In contrast semiquantitative PCR of urine was of little value. CONCLUSIONS: An approach based on PCR testing with a combination of qualitative and subsequently semiquantitative serum samples would improve the diagnosis of CMV infection and aid identification of those patients at risk of CMV related disease, allowing treatment to be targeted specifically.  (+info)

Viral burden and disease progression in rhesus monkeys infected with chimeric simian-human immunodeficiency viruses. (5/7028)

To determine the role of viral burden in simian-human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV)-induced disease, cellular provirus and plasma viral RNA levels were measured after inoculation of rhesus monkeys with four different SHIVs. These SHIVs included SHIV-HXBc2 and SHIV-89.6, constructed with env, tat, rev, and vpu derived from either cell line-passaged or primary patient isolates of human immunodeficiency virus type 1; the viral quasispecies SHIV-89.6P derived after in vivo passage of SHIV-89.6; and a molecular clone, SHIV-KB9, derived from SHIV-89.6P. SHIV-HXBc2 and SHIV-89.6 are nonpathogenic in rhesus monkeys; SHIV-89.6P and SHIV-KB9 cause rapid CD4(+) T cell depletion and an immunodeficiency syndrome. Relative SHIV provirus levels were highest during primary infection in monkeys infected with SHIV-89.6P, the virus that caused the most rapid and dramatic CD4(+) T cell depletion. However, by 10 weeks postinoculation, provirus levels were similar in monkeys infected with the pathogenic and nonpathogenic chimeric viruses. The virus infections that resulted in the highest peak and chronic viral RNA levels were the pathogenic viruses SHIV-89.6P and SHIV-KB9. SHIV-89. 6P uniformly caused rapid and profound CD4(+) T cell depletion and immunodeficiency. Infection with the SHIV-KB9 resulted in very low CD4(+) T cell counts without seroconversion in some monkeys and a substantial but less profound CD4(+) T cell depletion and rapid seroconversion in others. Surprisingly, the level of plasma viremia did not differ between SHIV-KB9-infected animals exhibiting these contrasting outcomes, suggesting that host factors may play an important role in AIDS virus pathogenesis.  (+info)

Detection of human retrovirus 5 in patients with arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. (6/7028)

OBJECTIVE: To examine whether human retrovirus 5 (HRV-5) infection is associated with autoimmune rheumatic disease. METHODS: DNA from patients with various disorders including inflammatory diseases and from normal subjects was tested by nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for HRV-5 proviral DNA. Positive results were confirmed by DNA sequencing. RESULTS: HRV-5 proviral DNA was detected in 53% of synovial samples from arthritic joints, in 12% of blood samples from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and in 16% of blood samples from patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. In contrast, it was not detectable by PCR of affected tissues from patients with several other autoimmune diseases and was found in only 1 of >200 tissue specimens obtained at autopsy from non-RA patients. Sequence analysis of the amplified viral segment showed genetic variation between samples with maintenance of the open reading frame, typical of a replicating infectious retrovirus. CONCLUSION: This is the first report of the frequent detection of HRV-5 in any disease. We propose that the possible involvement of HRV-5 in autoimmune and rheumatic disease should be investigated further.  (+info)

Vaccination with experimental feline immunodeficiency virus vaccines, based on autologous infected cells, elicits enhancement of homologous challenge infection. (7/7028)

Cats were vaccinated with fixed autologous feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)-infected cells in order to present viral proteins to the immune system of individual cats in an MHC-matched fashion. Upon vaccination, a humoral response against Gag was induced. Furthermore, virus-neutralizing antibodies were detected in a Crandell feline kidney cell-based neutralization assay, but not in a neutralization assay based on primary peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Despite the induction of these FIV-specific responses, vaccinated cats were not protected. Instead, accelerated virus replication was found, an observation similar to what previous experiments using other vaccine candidates have shown. Here, the results of the present study are discussed in the light of enhancement of lentivirus infections as a complicating factor in lentivirus vaccine development.  (+info)

Secretion of beta-chemokines by bronchoalveolar lavage cells during primary infection of macaques inoculated with attenuated nef-deleted or pathogenic simian immunodeficiency virus strain mac251. (8/7028)

Primary infection of macaques with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) as a model of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection represents a unique opportunity to investigate early lentivirus-host interactions. In order to gain insight into immunopathogenic events taking place in the lung during lentiviral infection, we analysed lymphocyte expansion in the lung and chemokine secretion by mononuclear cells obtained by bronchoalveolar lavage (BALMCs) during primary infection by a pathogenic and a non-pathogenic SIV. Two groups of cynomolgus macaques were inoculated intravenously with a fully pathogenic isolate of SIVmac251 or with an attenuated, nef-deleted, molecular clone of SIVmac251. Spontaneous MIP-1alpha, MIP-1beta and RANTES production was assessed by ELISA in supernatants of short-term cultured BALMCs. Kinetics of haematological, virological and immunological parameters were investigated simultaneously. All 11 inoculated animals became infected. Monkeys inoculated with the nef-deleted SIV clone exhibited a significantly reduced plasma virus load and a less pronounced accumulation of lymphocytes in the lung compared to monkeys infected with the pathogenic SIVmac251 isolate. Compared to pre-infection levels, we observed an increase in the levels of RANTES, MIP1-alpha and MIP1-beta production in the two groups of monkeys, by the time of peak viraemia. Strikingly, a greater enhancement of RANTES and MIP-1alpha production was detected in monkeys infected with the attenuated virus. Given the potential influence of beta-chemokines on the immune response and virus replication, such results suggest that RANTES, MIP1-alpha and MIP1-beta could contribute to the singular features of the immune response elicited during infection of macaques with an attenuated SIV.  (+info)

The only way to know if your viral load is undetectable over the long term is to have regular viral load tests. You should have an undetectable viral load for at least six months before you can rely on undetectable viral load as an HIV prevention strategy.. When starting HIV treatment it usually takes three to six months before the viral load becomes undetectable. Most people will eventually have an undetectable viral load if they take their HIV treatment exactly as prescribed by their doctor and have a drug combination that is effective against their strain of HIV.. Once your viral load has become undetectable, it is important to regularly monitor the viral load to ensure that it remains undetectable. If your viral load becomes detectable again, there may be a risk of HIV transmission. An ongoing detectable viral load may also indicate that your HIV treatment is no longer working properly. If your viral load does become detectable, then you should discuss your options with your doctor. It is ...
The retrospective analysis included 21,400 people who were eligible for point-of-care viral load testing and who had been on ART for at least three months, up to June 2017. Eighty-five per cent received a viral load test during the study period and 89% of those tested had a viral load below 1000 copies/ml - almost matching the UNAIDS target of 90% of people on ART being virally suppressed.. Of those with a viral load above 1000 copies/ml, 83% received a follow-up test. Less than a third (29%) had a viral load below 1000 copies/ml on the follow-up test. Of those with a viral load above 1000 copies/ml on the follow-up test, 70% received a third viral load test.. Re-suppression was rare among those who received a follow-up test; only 15% had a viral load below 1000 copies/ml at follow-up. Eighty per cent of those with viral load above 1000 copies/ml were switched to second-line treatment. Switching rates and the rate of post-switch viral load testing were significantly higher at decentralised ...
The new test offers a broad dynamic range from high levels of virus in a patients blood to the undetectable low levels of viremia -- the goal of therapy. To ensure accurate quantification, the test has been calibrated to World Health Organization (WHO) traceable standards and can detect down to 18 IU/mL with 100% certainty. In a 1,281 patient clinical trial, the COBAS AmpliPrep / COBAS TaqMan HCV Test confirmed the importance of viral load testing to personalize Hepatitis C patient care by accurately predicting treatment response, from onset of therapy through end of treatment.. About the COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan System. The COBAS AmpliPrep / COBAS TaqMan HCV Viral Load Test is designed for use on the first fully automated, FDA approved, real-time PCR platform, providing sample-in/results-out capability. The platform is flexible and customizable to meet the space and workflow needs of any laboratory. In the United States, more than 130 laboratories already utilize this fully automated ...
HCV RNA viral load is an important predictor of sustained virological response and, recently, a significant correlation with liver fibrosis was described. We investigated on possible influence of clinical and viro-immunological variables on HCV viral load in HIV-HCV co-infected patients over a study time of three years (2009-2012). We retrospectively enrolled 98 adult patients with a diagnosis of chronic HIV infection in 2009, a diagnosis of chronic HCV infection with a detectable plasma HCV RNA in 2009 and 2012, HCV therapy-naïve or with failed and stopped antiviral treatment before June 2008. The following variables were recorded: age, gender, HCV genotype, IL28B rs12979860 CC genotype, HCV treatment status, advanced liver fibrosis diagnosis, antiretroviral therapy, CD4+ cell count, HCV viral load, HIV RNA (plasma HIV-1 RNA levels were measured from blood samples every three months at least). The correlation was established using linear regression analysis, analysis of variance and Fishers exact
To evaluate, in HIV-infected patients whose baseline CD4 count is 300 to 750 cells/mm3, whether an antiretroviral treatment regimen based upon clinical evaluation and CD4 counts plus HIV RNA viral load is more effective than a treatment regimen based upon clinical evaluation and CD4 counts without the use of HIV RNA viral load information. To assess relative utility of viral load testing in determining therapeutic choice by the surrogate marker of CD4 cell counts after 48 weeks of therapy.. It is hypothesized that among HIV-infected patients whose baseline CD4 count is in the range of 300 to 750 cells/mm3, those patients who incorporate initial and periodic viral RNA measurements in their therapeutic decisions will have higher CD4 counts after 48 weeks than patients whose therapeutic decisions do not incorporate initial and periodic viral RNA measurements. ...
To evaluate, in HIV-infected patients whose baseline CD4 count is 300 to 750 cells/mm3, whether an antiretroviral treatment regimen based upon clinical evaluation and CD4 counts plus HIV RNA viral load is more effective than a treatment regimen based upon clinical evaluation and CD4 counts without the use of HIV RNA viral load information. To assess relative utility of viral load testing in determining therapeutic choice by the surrogate marker of CD4 cell counts after 48 weeks of therapy.. It is hypothesized that among HIV-infected patients whose baseline CD4 count is in the range of 300 to 750 cells/mm3, those patients who incorporate initial and periodic viral RNA measurements in their therapeutic decisions will have higher CD4 counts after 48 weeks than patients whose therapeutic decisions do not incorporate initial and periodic viral RNA measurements. ...
This illustrated leaflet gives basic information on undetectable HIV viral load.. If your viral load result is undetectable, there is only a little HIV in the body. The aim of HIV treatment is to have an undetectable viral load: this means that your HIV is being kept under control.. If you have had an undetectable viral load for at least six months, and you continue to take your treatment as prescribed, there is no risk of passing HIV on during sex. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Short Communication. T2 - The Interaction of HIV Set Point Viral Load and Subtype on Disease Progression. AU - McPhee, Emily. AU - Grabowski, Mary. AU - Gray, Ronald H. AU - Ndyanabo, Anthony. AU - Ssekasanvu, Joseph. AU - Kigozi, Godfrey. AU - Makumbi, Fredrick. AU - Serwadda, David. AU - Quinn, Thomas C. AU - Laeyendecker, Oliver B.. PY - 2019/1/1. Y1 - 2019/1/1. N2 - HIV-1 subtype and viral load set point have been implicated as strong predictors of HIV-1 disease progression; however, the relationship between these two variables has not been investigated. We used data from the Rakai Community Cohort Study to investigate whether the association between viral load set point and disease progression is modified by HIV subtype. Time to AIDS or AIDS-related death was estimated by Kaplan-Meier survival analysis stratified by subtype and viral set point, and Cox proportional hazards regression with an interaction term between viral load set point and HIV subtype. The interaction term ...
French Version - Portuguese Version Several countries are at different stages of scaling up HIV viral load testing and uptake of results for patient management. Viral load testing is the gold standard and the most effective method for monitoring of people on antiretroviral therapy (ART) living with HIV. For countries to achieve the UNAIDS target of 90% viral suppression of patients on ART, increased access to viral load testing and utilization of results for patient management with adherence counselling would be critical for monitoring patients. Several barriers to access and uptake of HIV viral load results have been identified within the pre-analytical, analytical and post analytical phase of the viral load cascade and include weaknesses in demand creation, sample referral systems, procurement, optimization of testing capacity, return and uptake of results, and monitoring and evaluation of the cascade for improvements.. Recognizing these barriers to viral load scale up, a group of partners and ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Diagnosing acute HIV infection. T2 - Journal of Clinical Virology. AU - Wu,Hsiu. AU - Cohen,Stephanie E.. AU - Westheimer,Emily. AU - Gay,Cynthia L.. AU - Hall,Laura. AU - Rose,Charles. AU - Hightow-Weidman,Lisa B.. AU - Gose,Severin. AU - Fu,Jie. AU - Peters,Philip J.. PY - 2017/8/1. Y1 - 2017/8/1. N2 - New recommendations for laboratory diagnosis of HIV infection in the United States were published in 2014. The updated testing algorithm includes a qualitative HIV-1 RNA assay to resolve discordant immunoassay results and to identify acute HIV-1 infection (AHI). The qualitative HIV-1 RNA assay is not widely available; therefore, we evaluated the performance of a more widely available quantitative HIV-1 RNA assay, viral load, for diagnosing AHI. We determined that quantitative viral loads consistently distinguished AHI from a false-positive immunoassay result. Among 100 study participants with AHI and a viral load result, the estimated geometric mean viral load was 1,377,793 ...
SEATTLE - People living with HIV who undergo HIV viral load testing at the point of health care delivery and receive their results immediately go on to achieve undetectable viral loads at higher rates than people whose testing is done at laboratories, researchers said here.. Results from the Simplifying HIV Treatment and Monitoring - or STREAM study - conducted in Durban, South Africa found that nearly 90 percent of study participants who received point-of-care viral load testing and same-day counseling had achieved viral suppression 12 months after testing, compared to 76 percent of participants who waited for the results of viral load testing conducted at laboratories - part of the prevailing standard of care - Dr. Paul Drain of the University of Washington said here.. Subjects whose samples were sent to labs were notified of their viral load results on average 28 days later, Drain said, compared to subjects who received their results within hours and had their results uploaded to the health ...
The prevalence of the CCR2b-V64I mutation among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seropositive and -seronegative female workers and the potential effect of heterozygosity of this mutation on HIV-1 plasma RNA viral load and markers of immune activation were assessed. CCR2b-V64I was detected by polymerase chain reaction, followed by restriction enzymes analysis; plasma viral load was measured by the Amplicor HIV-1 monitor assay and CD4(+) T-cell counts and markers of immune activation by standard three-color FACscan flow cytometry. Of the 260 female workers, 56 (21.5%) were heterozygous for CCR2b-V64I, and 8 (3%) were homozygous. Of the 99 HIV-seronegative female workers, 19 (19.2%) were heterozygous for the CCR2b-V64I mutation compared with 37 (23%) of the 161 HIV-seropositive FSW (P = 0.47). In a univariate analysis of viral load among HIV-seropositive FSW, no difference was noted between those heterozygous for or without the mutation; both groups had plasma viral loads of 5.0 log(10) ...
Routine viral load (VL) testing of HIV-infected individuals on antiretroviral therapy (ART) is used to monitor treatment efficacy. However, due to logistical challenges, implementation of VL has been difficult in resource-limited settings. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of the SAMBA Semi-Q Test in London, Malawi, and Uganda. The SAMBA HIV-1 Semi-Q Test can distinguish between patients with VL above or below 1000 copies/ml. The SAMBA Semi-Q was validated with diluted clinical samples and blinded plasma samples collected from HIV-1-positive individuals. SAMBA Semi-Q results were compared with results from the Roche COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan HIV-1 Test v2.0. Testing of 96 2-10 fold dilutions of four samples containing HIV-1 subtype C as well as 488 samples from patients in the United Kingdom, Malawi, and Uganda, respectively, yielded an overall accuracy for SAMBA Semi-Q of 99% (95% CI 93.8 - 99.9%) and 96.9% (95% CI 94.9 - 98.3%) respectively compared to Roche. Analysis of ...
Get accurate and quick report of HIV Viral Load Test in kannur at your nearest Metropolis lab or your home at affordable cost. A HIV Viral Load Test is used in HIV patients to determine the status of the infection and thereafter to monitor the effectiveness of antiretroviral treatment. Basically this test tells you whether the viral is supressed in the body or not.
The present paper gives a brief description of study of decay of viral load in HCV infection during treatment of patients through various mathematical tools. In the study clinical data of few patients have been taken. The basic model of HIV infection adapted by Neumann et al has been taken in to account and explained to understand the decay or flow of viral load. For eight consecutive weeks data of viral load has been taken which is based on clinical data. Then, by using RStudio simulation (R-language) viral load is forecasted further for six more weeks. The forecasted viral load totally resembles with viral load through clinical data established by using Origin Lab. The sensitivity analysis of study of viral load of HCV during treatment for fourteen weeks shows specific pattern which will help in the treatment of Hepatitis C infected patients. In this study immunity of a human body is excluded.. Keywords: Mathematical model, Graphical presentation (MATLAB), Simulation (RStudio), Forecasting of ...
If she had a viral load of HIV, indicating that viruses that are currently active against HIV in the blood. There are other viral load may have to do is to say, hepatitis C, B, or viral load. So if you have HIV viral load was associated with a profit of 600 units or more by showing a rule the patient is HIV positive is the possibility of false positive. If the first test was conducted, I would say, an analysis of repetition, and genotype of HIV. And know your doctor about your lab results, we SchmOS in the Q & A make sure what kind of testing. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Growth, survival and viral load in symptomatic childhood human immunodeficiency virus infection. AU - Chantry, Caroline J. AU - Byrd, Robert S. AU - Englund, Janet A.. AU - Baker, Carol J.. AU - McKinney, Ross E.. PY - 2003/12. Y1 - 2003/12. N2 - Background. The relationships among weight and height growth, viral load and survival in HIV-infected children remain unclear. Objectives. To determine whether weight or height growth velocity independently predicts survival and to investigate associations of weight, height and head circumference growth velocities with viral loads in symptomatic HIV-infected children. Methods. We analyzed data from a prospective antiretroviral study utilizing clinical endpoints (PACTG 152). Viral load [log(RNA PCR)] and anthropometric measures 12 weeks before and after viral load measures were available in 494 of 831 children. Interval changes during 24 weeks in z-scores for weight-for-age (ΔWAZ), height-for-age (ΔHAZ) and head circumference-for-age ...
Researchers in Paris focused on two sets of patients--group 1 consisting of 413 people with a viral load always below 20 copies and group 2 including 25 people with at least two viral loads between 20 and 50 copies [1]. The investigators measured viral loads at least three times through the 1 year after inclusion in the study with the COBAS AmpliPrep TaqMan HIV-1 assay. During that time, 267 of 413 people in group 1 (65%) and 11 of 25 in group 2 (44%) had viral loads consistently below 20 copies, a nearly significant difference (P = 0.053 ...
Hepatitis c undetectable viral load - What is the difference between hepatitis C viral load and hepetitis c genotype? Numbers and type. Viral load refers to how many viral molecules can be detected in the blood. It gives an idea about how active the virus is and can be used to monitor response to therapy. Genotype refers to a test that can identify subtypes of hep c. Certain genotypes are more likely to respond to a given therapy, so this information can be useful in deciding in what treatment, if any, would be best.
Welcome to the Viral Load Monitoring training. To more effectively treat HIV clients, Zimbabwe has adopted viral load testing to monitor ART treatment outcomes. This training will explain the different algorithms that guide decisions on when to test viral load and what kind of counselling and treatment to provide based on the test results.. Session 1 provides an overview of viral load monitoring in Zimbabwe. Session 2 covers sample collection and packaging. In Session 3, youll learn how to interpret test results and what to do for clients with high viral load. Session 4 discusses drug resistance and second-line therapy. Finally, in Session 5, youll learn about viral load monitoring for pregnant women, children, and adolescents.. ...
It has been hypothesized that HIV-1 viral load set-point is a surrogate measure of HIV-1 viral virulence, and that it may be subject to natural selection in the human host population. A key test of this hypothesis is whether viral load set-points are correlated between transmitting individuals and those acquiring infection. We retrospectively identified 112 heterosexual HIV-discordant couples enrolled in a cohort in Rakai, Uganda, in which HIV transmission was suspected and viral load set-point was established. In addition, sequence data was available to establish transmission by genetic linkage for 57 of these couples. Sex, age, viral subtype, index partner, and self-reported genital ulcer disease status (GUD) were known. Using ANOVA, we estimated the proportion of variance in viral load set-points which was explained by the similarity within couples (the couple effect). Individuals with suspected intra-couple transmission (97 couples) had similar viral load set-points (p = 0.054 single ...
He said: With the unveiling of this campaign, we are joining the rest of the international community to raise the consciousness of all Nigerians to the fact that undetectable viral load equals to untransmittable virus. With the unveiling of this campaign, we stand with Nigerians living with HIV to support their goal of viral load suppression.. As we commemorate World AIDS Day 2019, Nigeria is reaffirming its commitment through all the relevant communities to make the difference in the National HIV response to attain the 90-90-90 goal by the end of 2020.. He said the campaign was important as it conveys to Nigerians living with HIV that their undetectable viral load protects their own health, the health of their families and prevents new HIV infections.. The Director General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr Aliyu Gambo said this years World AIDS Day, tagged communities make the difference, acknowledges the essential role communities play in the global HIV ...
Due to the limited number and mechanism of action of current agents, any changes in a regimen will lead to further constraints on therapy in the future of the patient in question. Antiretroviral changes should be made cautiously. Recommendations regarding changing antiretroviral therapy include the following:. A. Therapy should not be changed prematurely. Virologic and immunologic trends should be established before medication changes are planned. See below.. B. If viral load measurements are being used to change therapy, repeat the viral load measurements prior to most, if not all, significant changes. The exception to this is the already observed trend of increasing viral load and decreasing CD4-lymphocytes with or without clinical deterioration.. C. Consideration of antiretroviral therapy change in the setting of possible virologic failure should be done in the following situations:. 1) Viral load becomes detectable and continues to rise in someone who had previously had an undetectable viral ...
Its complicated but here is what almost came about: people living with HIV in Ontario would have had their viral load test results, with their names attached, sent from the provincial testing labs to their local public health unit.. For what? Public Health Ontario proposed leaving it up to the individual local health units to decide. The move followed a legal opinion obtained by Public Health Ontario that as HIV is a reportable disease (thats not new), the required reporting to local health units includes viral load test results (that certainly IS new). The new rules, formed without community consultation, were slated to start as early as September 2017. Thanks to community mobilization which triggered the involvement of CATIE, the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), the Ministry of Health and Long Term Cares AIDS Bureau and AIDS Action Now, the changes wont happen - for now.. Its not hard to see why community members were shocked, if not outraged. by the proposed changes. They challenge ...
A viral load test measures how much human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is in the blood. Viral load is first measured when you are diagnosed with HIV infection.
Viral loads can fluctuate over time depending on patients access and response to HIV treatment, their medication adherence behavior, and care status.
Simon Collins, HIV i-Base. On 7 December 2012, the US FDA approved changes to the rilpivirine (Edurant) package insert that included restricting the indication to treatment-naïve adult patients with HIV viral load less than 100,000 copies/mL.. Previously, the FDA had only highlighted the poorer responses in patients with baseline viral load ,100,000 copies/mL. This brings the US indication in line with the label indication originally granted by the EU. On 25 January, a similar change occured for the Fixed Dose Combination of Eviplera that contains rilpivirine/tenofovir/FTC.. Of note, the FDA review included a different summary of data relating to the risk of resistance based on baseline viral load and CD4 count, that appears to be different to the analysis of the 96 week pooled phase 3 data in the EU Summary of Product Characteristics, see Table 1 and 2.. This showed that in people failing virologically, there were disproportionately higher rates of resistance when stratified by both baseline ...
Over a 12-month study, there was a 13.9% increase of retention with viral load suppression among participants who received rapid viral load results following point-of-care testing.
The UNC team analyzed data on 1481 HIV-positive women in WIHS from 2006 through 2009. WIHS enrolls HIV-positive and high-risk negative women in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. The researchers grouped women according to self-reported health insurance--no insurance, Medicaid, Medicare or other public insurance, and private insurance. They also ranked women by annual income--below $6000, $6001 to $12,000, $12,001 to $18,000, or above $18,000. Defining an unsuppressed viral load as HIV RNA above 200 copies, the investigators used Cox proportional hazards models to estimate time from 2006 to 2009 with an unsuppressed viral load by insurance type and stratified by ADAP access (yes or no). WIHS records viral load every 6 months ...
Starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) has significant benefits and entails few risks for individuals with a low pre-treatment viral load, according to analysis of results from a large treatment initiation study. Prompt initiation of ART was associated with robust increases in CD4 cell count, sustained viral suppression and favourable changes in inflammatory biomarkers. The investigators also calculated that treatment would have public health benefits by almost eliminating the risk of onward HIV transmission.. The study involved patients with a baseline viral load below 3000 copies/ml recruited to the START (Strategic Timing of Antiretroviral Treatment) study. This unequivocally established the benefits of ART for patients with higher CD4 cell counts (above 500 cells/mm3). Treatment guidelines around the world now recommend ART for all individuals, regardless of CD4 cell count.. However, a small number of individuals with HIV have a persistently low viral load even without the use of ART, leading ...
Viral load means exactly what it sounds like -- its an estimate of how much HIV is circulating in your blood. Generally speaking, your viral load is not considered as critical as your CD4 count in determining the health of your immune system. However, once you begin HIV treatment, it is a good measure of how well your HIV medications are working.. A viral load test measures the amount of HIV in a small amount (milliliter, or mL) of your blood. The most sensitive viral load tests currently used in clinics can detect as few as 20 copies of HIV per milliliter of blood. When your viral load test indicates that you have fewer than 20 copies/mL of HIV, your health care provider will tell you that your viral load is below the limit of detection, or undetectable.. This does not mean you no longer have HIV in your body. Though it is not technically impossible for someone who has an undetectable viral load to transmit HIV, studies show that there is virtually no risk of HIV transmission when a ...
Hello and thanks for posting. We generally dont use VL tests as an indicator for when to start medications, though someone with a very high viral load (both of yours qualify), the risk of disease...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Incentives for Viral Suppression in People Living with HIV. T2 - A Randomized Clinical Trial. AU - Silverman, Kenneth. AU - Holtyn, August F.. AU - Rodewald, Andrew M.. AU - Siliciano, Robert F.. AU - Jarvis, Brantley P.. AU - Subramaniam, Shrinidhi. AU - Leoutsakos, Jeannie Marie. AU - Getty, Carol Ann. AU - Ruhs, Sebastian. AU - Marzinke, Mark A.. AU - Fingerhood, Michael. PY - 2019/1/1. Y1 - 2019/1/1. N2 - The HIV/AIDS epidemic can be eliminated if 73% of people living with HIV take antiretroviral medications and achieve undetectable viral loads. This study assessed the effects of financial incentives in suppressing viral load. People living with HIV with detectable viral loads (N = 102) were randomly assigned to Usual Care or Incentive groups. Incentive participants earned up to $10 per day for 2 years for providing blood samples that showed either reduced or undetectable viral loads. This report presents data on the 1st year after random assignment. Incentive participants ...
OBJECTIVES: To investigate transient increases in viral load during sustained suppression in children in the UK and Ireland Collaborative HIV Paediatric Study (CHIPS). DESIGN: Cohort of HIV-infected children from 39 centres. METHODS: Transient viraemia was defined as | or =1 detectable viral loads (| or =50 copies/ml) between two undetectable values (|50 copies/ml) |280 days apart, during a period of sustained viral suppression (from a confirmed level of |50 copies/ml until the last undetectectable measurement before antiretroviral therapy change or until a confirmed level of |50 copies/ml). RESULTS: Of 595 children initiating HAART without previous treatment, 347 (58%) achieved sustained suppression. Of these, 78 (23%) experienced 109 episodes of transient viraemia (median 134 copies/ml); 92 (84%) had levels of |1000 copies/ml (maximum 39,839). Transient viraemia was more common during second-line therapy (25/100 child-years [CY]) and following a previous episode (19/100 CY) compared with first-line
As part of activities to commemorate #WAD2019NG, APIN joins the Nigeria Government in collaboration with PEPFAR to launch this years campaign tag: U = U, which stands for Undetectable Viral Load Equals Untransmittable HIV. The campaign is a behaviour change activity to mitigate stigma in HIV program and among PLHIV. The campaign will run for initial 18months and thereafter blends into the regular HIV/AIDS service delivery. More information will be shared as it unfolds.. You can visit this link: to have access to the factsheets and other pertinent information (as shared by CDC). Hashtags for social media: ...
Background The prognostic value of CD4 counts and RNA viral load for identifying treatment need in HIV-infected individuals depends on (a) variation within and among individuals, and (b) relative risks of clinical progression per unit CD4 or RNA difference. Methodology/Principal Findings We reviewed these measurements across (a) 30 studies, and (b) 16 cohorts of untreated seropositive adults. Median within-population interquartile ranges were 74,000 copies/mL for RNA with no significant change during the course of infection; and 330 cells/µL for CD4, with a slight proportional increase over infection. Applying measurement and physiological fluctuations observed on chronically infected patients, we estimate that 45% of population-level variation in RNA, and 25% of variation in CD4, were due to within-patient fluctuations. Comparing a patient with RNA at upper 75th centile with a patient at median RNA, 5-year relative risks were 1.4 (95% CI 1.2-1.7) for AIDS and 1.5 (1.3-1.9) for death, without change
VL was more likely to be detectable if participants had OIs in the prior three months compared to when they did not (OR=4.0 (95% CI=1.9-8.6)). The CD4+ T cell counts declined 24.1 cells/µL per three months in intervals where the participants had OIs compared to an increase of 21.3 cells/µL per three months in intervals where they did not have OIs (adjusted difference in the rate of CD4+ T cell count change of 61.7 cells/µL per three months (95% CI=13.7-109.7), P value=0.012). The rate of CD4+ T cell count increase was 25.6 cells/µL per three months (95% CI=11.6-39.6) higher for females compared to males (p value ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Correlates of plasma HIV-1 RNA viral load among HIV-1 seropositive women in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. AU - Kapiga, Saidi H.. AU - Bang, Heejung. AU - Spiegelman, Donna. AU - Msamanga, Gernard I.. AU - Coley, Jenny. AU - Hunter, David J.. AU - Fawzi, Wafaie W.. PY - 2002/7/1. Y1 - 2002/7/1. N2 - This study was conducted to determine the predictors of plasma HIV-1 RNA viral load in HIV-1-positive pregnant women (N = 151) participating in a clinical trial in Tanzania. Viral load was measured at randomization, delivery, and approximately 7 months after delivery. The median viral load was 20,400 copies/mL at baseline, 20,216 copies/mL at delivery, and 19,100 copies/mL 7 months after delivery. The absolute CD4+ lymphocyte count had a strong negative correlation with HIV-1 RNA viral load at baseline (r = -.38), time of delivery (r = -.36), and 7 months after delivery (r = -.53). The association between CD4+ lymphocyte count and HIV-1 RNA viral load was modified by the per capita daily ...
This chapter focuses on the available molecular tests for diagnosis, monitoring, and management of HIV-1-infected individuals. It also focuses on molecular methods as they apply to the diagnosis and management of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV- 1). The guidelines for initiation of therapy based on viral load have changed as one's understanding of disease progression at higher CD4 cell counts has improved. Combination therapy using drugs from multiple classes has been the most effective approach to controlling viral replication. There are several FDA-approved assays for the detection, quantification, and characterization of HIV-1, and this field has expanded recently with the approval of real-time RTPCR viral load tests. A section covers conventional and real-time viral load tests, RNA and proviral DNA tests for the detection of HIV-1, resistance testing, and the tropism assay. The Amplicor monitor test was modified in a study comparing viral load values between the conventional ...
Load Test performance (and in some circumstances, the accuracy of time measurement) may depend on the JVM GC settings and the amount of memory available to the JVM. It is recommended to have at least 4GB of system memory per Load Test process. The Load Test process JVM memory size is automatically configured by the Load Test launcher or script. To explicitly set the maximum amount of memory available to the JVM of a Load Test process, pass the -XmxNNNNM argument to the Load Test process from the command line, where the NNNN is the amount of memory in megabytes. On a Windows system, prepend -J before the argument; for example: lt -J-Xmx4096M.. For optimized performance, Parasoft Load Test uses the parallel young generation garbage collector specified by the JVM argument -XX:+UseParallelGC. If necessary, this can be turned off with the command-line argument -XX:-UseParallelGC. If you will be using this argument on a Windows system, prepend -J before the argument (following the name of the ...
BACKGROUND. Most adults infected with HIV achieve viral suppression within a year of starting combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). It is important to understand the risk of AIDS events or death for patients with a suppressed viral load.. METHODS AND FINDINGS. Using data from the Collaboration of Observational HIV Epidemiological Research Europe (2010 merger), we assessed the risk of a new AIDS-defining event or death in successfully treated patients. We accumulated episodes of viral suppression for each patient while on cART, each episode beginning with the second of two consecutive plasma viral load measurements ,50 copies/µl and ending with either a measurement ,500 copies/µl, the first of two consecutive measurements between 50-500 copies/µl, cART interruption or administrative censoring. We used stratified multivariate Cox models to estimate the association between time updated CD4 cell count and a new AIDS event or death or death alone. 75,336 patients contributed 104,265 ...
AbstractPurpose: To investigate whether TT virus (TTV) viral load may be used as a surrogate marker for functional immune reconstitution in HIV-infected patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Method: Fifteen protease inhibitor-naIve HIV-infected patients were included in a longitudinal study. From each patient, three serum samples taken before HAART initiation and three samples taken during HAART were analyzed. TTV was detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and was quantitated by competitive PCR. TTV viral heterogeneity was determined by restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs) and sequencing. Results: All 15 HIV-infected patients were TTV positive. No significant change in HIV RNA or TTV viral load was observed at the three time points before HAART initiation. Even though HAART lead to an immediate and significant reduction in HIV RNA (p = .0001), a significant reduction in TTV viral load (p = .0002) was not observed until after 3-5 months of HAART. Four patients
BACKGROUND: Most studies on hepatitis C virus (HCV)/HIV-coinfection do not account for the order and duration of these two infections. We aimed to assess the effect of incident HCV infection, and its timing relative to HIV seroconversion (HIVsc) in HIV-positive MSM on their subsequent CD4 T-cell count and HIV RNA viral load trajectories. METHODS: We included MSM with well estimated dates of HIVsc from 17 cohorts within the CASCADE Collaboration. HCV-coinfected MSM were matched to as many HIV monoinfected MSM as possible by HIV-infection duration and combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) use. We used multilevel random-effects models stratified by cART use to assess differences in CD4 cell count and HIV RNA viral load trajectories by HCV-coinfection status. FINDINGS: We matched 214 (ART-naive) and 147 (on cART) HCV-coinfected MSM to 5384 and 3954, respectively, matched controls. The timing of HCV seroconversion (HCVsc) relative to HIVsc had no demonstrable effect on HIV RNA viral load or CD4 cell
Erratum to Virus-induced target cell activation reconciles set-point viral load heritability and within-host evolution [Epidemics (2013) 174-180 ...
ABSTRACT: to determine the effect of a rifampicin-containing tuberculosis regimen on efavirenz plasma concentrations and viral load in HIV/AIDS-Tuberculosis infection patients who received efavirenz-based antiretroviral therapy. Methods: plasma efavirenz concentrations and HIV viral load were measured in HIV/AIDS patients treated with 600 mg efavirenz-based antiretroviral for 3 to 6 months and in HIV/AIDS-Tuberculosis infection patients treated with similar antiretroviral regimen plus rifampicin-containing antituberculosis in Sulianti Saroso Infectious disease Hospital, Jakarta. Plasma efavirenz concentration in both groups were compared using Mann-Whitney test, while proportion of patients with viral load ,40 copy/mL were analyzed with chi-square test. Results: forty fve patients (27 with HIV/AIDS and 18 with HIV/AIDS-Tuberculosis infections) were recruited during the period of February to May 2015. The median efavirenz plasma concentration obtained from HIV/AIDS group was 0,680 mg/L(range 0,24 ...
Simon Collins, HIV i-Base. This longitudinal observational cohort study describes coronavirus viral load in saliva throat samples in 23 people diagnosed with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hong Kong.. Higher viral load was associated with more symptoms, slower recover and poorer outcomes.. The median viral load in posterior oropharyngeal saliva or other respiratory specimens at presentation was 5·2 log10 copies per mL (IQR 4·1-7·0). Salivary viral load was highest during the first week after symptom onset and subsequently declined with time (slope −0·15, 95% CI −0·19 to −0·11; R2=0·71). In one patient, viral RNA was detected 25 days after symptom onset.. Ref: To KK-W et al. Temporal profiles of viral load in posterior oropharyngeal saliva samples and serum antibody responses during infection by SARS-CoV-2: an observational cohort study. Lancet Infectious Disease. DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30196-1. (23 March 2020 ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Targeting of conserved gag-epitopes in early HIV infection is associated with lower plasma viral load and slower CD4+ T cell depletion.. AU - Perez, Carina L. AU - Milush, Jeffrey M. AU - Buggert, Marcus. AU - Eriksson, Emily M. AU - Larsen, Mette Voldby. AU - Liegler, Teri. AU - Hartogensis, Wendy. AU - Bacchetti, Peter. AU - Lund, Ole. AU - Hecht, Frederick M. AU - Nixon, Douglas F. AU - Karlsson, Annika C. PY - 2013. Y1 - 2013. N2 - We aimed to investigate whether the character of the immunodominant HIV-Gag peptide (variable or conserved) targeted by CD8+ T cells in early HIV infection would influence the quality and quantity of T cell responses, and whether this would affect the rate of disease progression. Treatment-naive HIV-infected study subjects within the OPTIONS cohort at the University of California, San Francisco, were monitored from an estimated 44 days postinfection for up to 6 years. CD8+ T cells responses targeting HLA-matched HIV-Gag-epitopes were identified and ...
Viral load, also known as viral burden, viral titre or viral titer, is a numerical expression of the quantity of virus in a given volume. It is often expressed as viral particles, or infectious particles per mL depending on the type of assay. A higher viral burden, titre, or viral load often correlates with the severity of an active viral infection. The quantity of virus / mL can be calculated by estimating the live amount of virus in an involved body fluid. For example, it can be given in RNA copies per millilitre of blood plasma. Tracking viral load is used to monitor therapy during chronic viral infections, and in immunocompromised patients such as those recovering from bone marrow or solid organ transplantation. Currently, routine testing is available for HIV-1, cytomegalovirus, hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus. Viral load monitoring for HIV is of particular interest in the treatment of people with HIV, as this is continually discussed in the context of management of HIV/AIDS. A ...
HIV-1 infects gut associated lymphoid tissues (GALT) very early after transmission by multiple routes. The infected GALT consequently serves as the major reservoir for HIV-1 infection and could constantly shed HIV-1 and CD4+ T cells into the intestinal lumen. To examine this hypothesis, we monitored HIV-1 RNA/DNA and CD4 mRNA in fecal samples of chronically infected subjects with and without antiretroviral therapy (ART). We compared this to levels of HIV-1 RNA/DNA in urine and blood from the same subjects. Our results show that HIV-1 DNA, RNA and CD4 mRNA were detected in 8%, 19% and 31% respectively, of feces samples from infected subjects with detectable plasma viral load, and were not detected in any of subjects on ART with undetectable plasma viral load. In urine samples, HIV-1 DNA was detected in 24% of infected subjects with detectable plasma viral load and 23% of subjects on ART with undetectable plasma viral load. Phylogenetic analysis of the envelope sequences of HIV-1 revealed distinct virus
Antiretroviral (ARV) regimens currently recommended for initial therapy of patients with HIV have a high likelihood of achieving and maintaining plasma HIV RNA levels below the lower limits of detection (LLOD) of currently used assays (see What to Start). Patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) who do not achieve this treatment goal or who experience virologic rebound can develop resistance mutations to one or more components of their regimen. Many patients with detectable viral loads have challenges adhering to treatment. Depending on their treatment histories, some of these patients may have minimal or no drug resistance; others may have extensive resistance. Managing patients with extensive resistance is complex and usually requires consultation with an HIV expert. This section of the guidelines defines virologic failure in patients on ART and discusses strategies to manage ART in these individuals.. Virologic Response Definitions The following definitions are used in this section to ...
The performance of the point-of-care Xpert HIV-1 viral load assay was evaluated against the Abbott RealTime PCR m2000rt system. A total of 96 plasma specimens ranging from 2.5 log10 copies ml-1 to 4.99 log10 copies ml-1 and proficiency testing panel specimens were used. Precision and accuracy were checked using the Pearson correlation co-efficient test and Bland-Altman analysis.. RESULTS ...
The number of people living with HIV/AIDS in the Peoples Democratic Republic of Laos (also known as Laos PDR) is estimated at 13,600 and the number of people in need of antiretroviral therapy at 8,000. Today, around 3,200 HIV infected individuals receive treatment in seven centres throughout the country. Until recently, antiretroviral treated patients were followed-up only on the basis of clinical and immunological criteria. In 2009 the Centre dInfectiologie Christophe Mérieux in Laos PDR (CICML) signed a collaboration agreement with the national Centre of HIV/AIDS/STI (CHAS) for the implementation of HIV viral load testing (VLT) in the country, leading to the technological transfer of the ANRS generic assay (HIV Generic charge virale, Biocentric, Bandol, France). The introduction of HIV VLT has been accompanied through national HIV workshops every 6 months. From June 2009 to December 2011, HIV viral load has been measured in 1,782 antiretoviral-treated patients. Of these, 97% were on reverse
This week, results from the PARTNER study are the strongest evidence yet that having an undetectable viral load prevents HIV transmission.
BACKGROUND: HLA class-I alleles differ in their ability to control HIV replication through cell-mediated immune responses. No consistent associations have been found between the breadth of Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes (CTL) responses and the control of HIV-1, and it is unknown whether the size or distribution of the viral proteome-wide epitope repertoire, i.e., the intrinsic ability to present fewer, more or specific viral epitopes, could affect clinical markers of disease progression. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We used an epitope prediction model to identify all epitope motifs in a set of 302 HIV-1 full-length proteomes according to each individuals HLA (Human Leukocyte Antigen) genotype. The epitope repertoire, i.e., the number of predicted epitopes per HIV-1 proteome, varied considerably between HLA alleles and thus among individual proteomes. In a subgroup of 270 chronically infected individuals, we found that lower viral loads and higher CD4 counts were associated with a larger predicted epitope
Background: For HIV-infected patients, retention in care is critical for viral suppression; however, there is no optimal method for measuring retention. The impact of differential viral load monitoring frequency on sustained viral suppression is also understudied. The research conducted intended to validate and expand on previous findings concerning the effects of different retention measures and viral load monitoring patterns on viral suppression using data from the DC Cohort, a longitudinal, observational study of HIV-infected patients receiving care at 13 clinics in Washington, DC. Methods: We calculated and compared the following retention measures: no 6-month gaps in care, 4-month visit constancy, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) measure defined as ,2 visits at least 90 days apart in a 12-month period, and the Health and Human Services (HHS) measure defined as ,1 visit in each 6-month interval in 24-months with ,60 days between visits. The average amount of time between consecutive viral ...
In a study conducted at the University of Montreal, in collaboration with the Clinique medicale du Quartier Latin de Montreal, researchers found that in patients with HIV, a persistent low viral load (specifically defined as between 50 and 199 copies of viral RNA per milliliter of blood) carries a much higher risk than previously thought. The study was based on data pulled from the files of 1,860 patients living with HIV/AIDS over the course of 12 years; nearly 94 percent were male. In HIV treatment, the goal is to reduce a patients viral load to below the detectable limit, less than 50 copies/ml. The higher a patients viral load, the more the immune system is compromised, which causes the progression of HIV to AIDS. The development of anti-retroviral drug regimens in 1996, which inhibits the spread and increase of the virus, was what finally turned HIV/AIDS from an imminent death sentence into, largely, a chronic health condition. In some cases, HIV infection is resistant to treatment; this ...
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People living with HIV can now feel confident that if they have an undetectable viral load and take their HIV medications properly, they will not pass on HIV to sexual partners.. Having an undetectable viral load not only stops HIV being passed on through sex, it is also good for your health. In Ireland, and worldwide, it is now recommended that everyone diagnosed with HIV starts treatment as soon as possible. The benefits of this, such as keeping your immune system strong and preventing illness, means that people can expect to live long, healthy lives.. It also means that if you keep taking your HIV medication properly, and keep your viral load undetectable, you can have sex without the worry that you might pass HIV on to your sexual partners.. Do I have to use condoms? The science is very clear about the risk of passing on HIV through sex: if you are HIV-positive with an undetectable viral load and are having sex without condoms with someone who is HIV-negative, the risk of passing on HIV is ...
Background: Routine monitoring of HIV-1 Viral Load (VL) is important in patients on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) management. Access to HIV VL remains ..
Survey results demonstrated that both physicians and treatment-experienced HIV patients view reaching an undetectable viral load and increasing CD4 cells as very important to successful treatment. More than 80% of patients surveyed and 57% of their physicians view reaching an undetectable viral load as very important to successful treatment. Both patients (88%) and physicians (55%) view significantly increased CD4 cells as very important to successful treatment.. Physicians tend to underestimate their patients willingness to use and comply with an injectable antiretroviral medication. A majority (79%) of patients said that they would be willing to try an injectable medication if it suppressed the virus and gave them more energy, and only 20% of physicians reported having major reservations about prescribing this type of medication. Overall, 68% of physicians surveyed reported minor or major reservations about prescribing an injectable medication, and the large majority (90%) of these physicians ...
This brief highlights the current scenario of policies and programmes related to point-of-care viral load testing among pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV. In many countries, viral load policies are not differentiated for pregnant and breastfeeding women despite evidence that point-of-care viral load testing is helpful for this population. Same-day results for pregnant and breastfeeding women can help ensure timely initiation of ART, improved rates of viral suppression and retention in care to support efforts of preventing vertical transmission of HIV.. ...
Sexually transmitted infections apparently have a minimal effect on the HIV viral load of those who are taking antiretrovirals for the virus.
Low-level HIV viral load, above the limit of detection, is an important warning signal for future treatment failure and World Health Organization guidelines on spotting treatment failure need to be revised to encourage greater vigilance and swifter action by healthcare providers in lower- and middle-income settings, investigators report in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.. The study, carried out by Annemarie Wensing and colleagues at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands and University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, looked at the relationship between having a detectable viral load below 1000 copies/ml after at least six months on antiretroviral treatment and the subsequent risk of treatment failure - a virological rebound above 1000 copies/ml that should lead to a switch in treatment. In its 2016 antiretroviral treatment guidelines for lower- and middle-income settings, the World Health Organization (WHO) did not recommend any action should be taken in cases where a person has a ...
Assessment and Diagnostic Methods. Confirmation of HIV antibodies is done using enzyme immunoassay(EIA; formerly enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay [ELISA]), Western blot assay, and viral load tests such as target amplification methods.. Medical Management. Currently there is no cure for HIV or AIDS, although researchers continue to work on developing a vaccine. Treatment decisions for an individual patient are based on three factors: HIV RNA (viral load), CD4 T-cell counts, and the clinical condition of the patient (severity of symptoms and patients commitment to participate in lifelong therapy). The goals of treatment are maximal and durable suppression of viral load, restoration and/or preservation of immunologic function, improvement of quality of life, and reduction of HIV-related morbidity and mortality. To determine and evaluate the treatment plan, viral load testing is recommended at diagnosis and then 3 to 4 months thereafter in the untreated person. CD4+ T-cell counts should be ...
In this study, Garrett et al report on their early clinical experience evaluating the point-of-care Xpert® HIV-1 VL assay, which is processed on the GeneXpert® System (Cepheid, Sunnydale, California, USA) against the gold-standard Roche Taqman version 2 assay (Roche Diagnostics, Switzerland). The Xpert® HIV-1 VL is a fully automated real-time molecular cartridge-based assay with a linear range of 40 to 10 million copies/ml of HIV RNA, and can be run in a clinical setting providing a result within 90 minutes.. Investigating samples from 42 women participating in the CAPRISA 002 Acute Infection Study, Xpert® HIV-1 VL correlated strongly with the Taqman assay across the VL spectrum (Spearman ?=0.94, p,0.001, Figure 1). A Bland-Altman plot showed a mean difference between Taqman and Xpert® results of -0.10 log copies/ml (95% limits of agreement -0.59 to 0.39) with slightly higher values on Xpert®. Importantly, only one woman was misclassified using a VL threshold of 1000 copies/ml, the current ...
We got some great news from the U of M on the First Mates recovery this afternoon. She seems to be recovering her health across the board, which we suspected by watching her stamina and coloring improve greatly since her last release from the hospital. She has less need for the oxygen -- in fact, she may not need it at all, but we have to wait for another clinic visit to determine that. But the real news came from the lab reports.. As you know, the FM has suffered from CMV and BK viral infections; the former can be deadly, and the latter killed her transplanted kidney. Today we heard that her viral load on CMV as dropped to 100, just above a negative result. It means that the antivirals have done their work. We also found out that the BK viral load results are negative, which means we can start working to get her back on the transplant list. Her hemolytic anemia appears to be resolving itself, which means the bone marrow has shaken off the affects of the campath. Her hemoglobin levels have ...
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Antiretroviral therapy aims to reduce a persons viral load to undetectable levels, where the virus is no longer transmittable ... Here, we discuss what viral load and CD4 levels mean for a person living with HIV. ... Viral load is the amount of HIV per milliliter of blood. ... What is HIV viral load?. Share on Pinterest. The viral load is ... Viral load refers to the amount of HIV in a persons blood. HIV treatments aim to reduce the viral load until the virus is no ...
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... "viral load", which is the amount of virus a person has inside them, and whether a high viral load means worse illness. ... A study from China, where the spread of the virus began, suggests that people exposed to a larger viral load could experience ... Sarah Caddy, a clinical research fellow in viral immunology and veterinary surgeon at University of Cambridge, wrote in The ...
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This is the first intervention to report improved ART adherence, viral suppression, and reduced secondary sexual transmission ... However, according to current data, only an estimated 77-percent of U.S patients on ART therapy have suppressed viral loads. ... This suggests patients adherence to the current ART treatment regiments is in need of improvement to reduce the viral load and ... After the nine-month period, CARE+ intervention participants overall had an average decrease in HIV viral load, had better ART ...
CD4 count and viral load are important indicators of health status. Learn what they measure and how they affect HIV treatment ... What is a viral load?. An HIV viral load test measures the number of HIV particles in a milliliter (mL) of blood. These ... An HIV viral load is the amount of HIV in a drop of blood. Learn how monitoring viral load helps determine how well HIV ... undetectable viral load. . If a person is virally suppressed or has an undetectable viral load, their HIV is under control. ...
Medical authorities are publicly agreeing that people with undetectable viral loads cannot transmit the virus that causes AIDS. ... An undetectable viral load is defined as fewer than 200 copies of the virus in a milliliter of blood. Generally, people with ... And experts acknowledge that a few people whose viral load is not truly suppressed will eventually transmit HIV to others. ... "Many questions arise following the information that when a person with HIV has an undetectable viral load, he has effectively ...
... how the HIV viral load test is used, and what the results of an HIV viral load test might mean ... Describes when an HIV viral load test is requested, ... Treatment with anti-viral agents can decrease the viral load in ... "viral load", in the blood increases. If you have been diagnosed with HIV, the measurement of an HIV 1 viral load (HIV 1 RNA) ... A viral load result that reads "undetectable" does not mean that you are cured. It may mean that either the HIV 1 RNA is not ...
Covid-19 patients not showing symptoms may have similar amounts of the novel coronavirus in their bodies as those who do show symptoms, according to a new study from South Korea. This would suggest that they could still spread the virus to others.
Genetic subtypes A-F quantified within a factor of 1.5, indicating that the bDNA assay can be used to measure viral load in ... Detection of change in viral load is important in determining the efficacy of therapy. The bDNA assay for HCV RNA can be used ... Branched DNA for quantification of viral load.. Wilber JC1.. Author information. 1. Chiron Corporation, Emeryville, California ... Patients who respond to treatment typically have a rapid decline in virus load within one to four weeks of the start of therapy ...
AdultsHBsAgHBV Awarenesshepatitis BHepatitis B newsinactive hepatitis Bsurface antibodiesundetectable viral load. Baruch S. ... Tag Archives: undetectable viral load. Hepatitis B Diagnosis & Monitoring, Living with Hepatitis B ... Forget Surface Antibodies, If You Have Both Undetectable Viral Load and HBsAg, You Might Be Functionally "Cured". March 23, ... Robert Gish, suggest if people have an undetectable viral load (HBV DNA), undetectable HBsAg, and no signs of liver damage, ...
Viral Load Testing. The viral load can be quantified by using several HIV assays. The number of virions in the peripheral blood ... Certain viral-load tests are not sensitive to non-B subtypes of HIV-1. Therefore, viral loads can seem to be considerably ... the viral load rapidly decreases 6-12 months after the primary viremia. Neonates have high viral loads that persist throughout ... Reverse-transcription PCR (RT-PCR) and nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (NASBA) of plasma RNA reveal a viral load 2 ...
... antiretroviral Kaletra in reducing HIV viral loads among people not previously treated for the virus, Reuters. reports. For the ...
Learn more about HIV in the body with articles on the meaning and designation of CD4 cell counts and viral loads that affect ... Viral load, CD4 cell count and HIV/Aids progression Find out how CD4 cell counts and viral loads can predict when the final ... Read about the progression of the HIV virus in the body and how CD4 cell counts and the measurement of viral load indicate ... the cells that manage your immune system and slowly builds up a reservoir of inactive viral cells that lie in wait. ...
The study below was presented at the 40th EASL meeting & found that viral load 1000 copies/ml and ALT normalization HBV DNA ... Reducing viral load below 10,000 copies/ml has been shown in study to reduce risk for liver cancer. ... In the study below, HBeAg status was found to be associated with HBV DNA serum level (viral load): 28% of patients with HBV DNA ... Reduction in circulating HBV DNA level is a marker of efficacy for anti-viral treatment of chronic HBV infection. However, ...
See also: Viral Resistance. General Information. General Fact Sheets:. *Viral load tests (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish and Russian ... Detectable Viral Load Below 50 Copies Linked to 2-Year Viral Rebound Risk. (December 2015, TheBodyPro) ... HIV Rebound Risk May Be Predicted by Baseline Viral Load, Time to Viral Suppression. (October 2013, TheBodyPro) ... HIV viral load (labtestsonline). Selected Recent Articles. *Spanish study gives reassurance: small HIV blips do not predict ...
Plasma viral load and CD4+ lymphocytes as prognostic markers of HIV-1 infection.. Mellors JW1, Muñoz A, Giorgi JV, Margolick JB ... Plasma viral load strongly predicts the rate of decrease in CD4+ lymphocyte count and progression to AIDS and death, but the ... Plasma viral load was the single best predictor of progression to AIDS and death, followed (in order of predictive strength) by ... Plasma viral load discriminated risk at all levels of CD4+ lymphocyte counts and predicted their subsequent rate of decline. ...
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