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Prevalence and Clinical Correlates of HIV Viremia

Several studies have suggested that achieving plasma HIV-1 RNA levels below the limits of detection (as low as < 20 copies/ml) within several weeks of initiating a new regimen is predictive of long-term success of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).

HIV Elite Controllers

Left untreated, HIV will progress to AIDS; that is generally the rule. But there are exceptions -- HIV positive people that don't progress to AIDS, even in the absence of HIV medications. These people are referred to as HIV elite controllers.

Global AIDS

When I started treatment 6 years ago, I only had 2 CD4 cells/l.

Ask the Experts - Antibody-Positive Yet HIV RNA-Negative Child?

I am responsible for the care of HIV-infected and exposed children at my hospital in Curicica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We have about 70 infected children. I care for an 11-year-old girl who was diagnosed at the age of 7 by 2 positive ELISAs plus Western blot methods. She has no symptoms and her ...

Why Is a Negative AIDS Test Not Always Right?

HIV testing relies on seroconversion, which is the development of a detectable level of antibodies to HIV. Because the amount of time this process takes varies individually, a negative result for an HIV test is not always right.