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Whole HIV when VL is 100k???

Mar 22, 2003

How many live free floating intact HIV are in the blood when the VL is 100,000. I read somewhere that it only represents "10" whole free floating HIV? thanks... ps: if you can point me to an article on this also.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

The answer is somewhat theoretical and somewhat from data. Based on electron microscopy, RNA quantitation, and viral culture, it is estimated that of circulating viral particles about 1 in 1000 are infectious.

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