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Author Topic: 7 years VL follow-up  (Read 1675 times)

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7 years VL follow-up
« on: March 19, 2008, 11:21:32 AM »
The following study is particularly interesting for those on meds (see pdf and the graphs it contains).

HIV-positive people who take antiretroviral drugs for several years continue to have low HIV viral loads, according to a study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, BBC News reports.

For the study, researchers from the Karolinska Institute followed 40 HIV-positive people for seven years. Although physicians typically do not record viral loads after they fall below 50 copies per milliliter of blood, the study authors used specialized equipment to measure participants' viral loads below this level. They found HIV viral loads of less than 50 copies per milliliter of blood in 77% of the participants.


The study is available here (.pdf)

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