Current Infectious Disease Reports

, Volume 1, Issue 5, pp 497–503

Viral load monitoring in HIV Infection

  • Mark Holodniy

DOI: 10.1007/s11908-999-0064-9

Cite this article as:
Holodniy, M. Curr Infect Dis Rep (1999) 1: 497. doi:10.1007/s11908-999-0064-9


Measurement of HIV-1 viral load is now an accepted part of clinical practice for the determination of clinical prognosis and antiretroviral effectiveness in HIV infection. Consensus guidelines have been published on the appropriate use of this testing. Furthermore, recent advances in molecular technology have improved the sensitivity and reproducibility of viral load assays, and these improved assays have provided new insight into the pathogenesis of HIV disease. This article reviews new issues affecting viral load quantification, including viral subtypes, sex, compartmental differences, and other covariables.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Holodniy
    • 1
  1. 1.AIDS Research CenterVeterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care SystemPalo AltoUSA

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