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plasma viral load

Jun 14, 2003

Dr. Holodniy, since it has been estimated that plasma makes up only approx. 8 of the 70 fluid content of the blood, what percentage of the bodies total viral load is revealed by the various viral load assays in use?

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Well less than 1%. Most of the viral burden is in the lymph nodes.

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