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RNA HIV
Jan 21, 2006

hi Doctor: Has HIV viral load monitoring been a part of HIV therapy/observation since the start of the epidemic, or is it newer? If it is newer, do you know when it was begun, and what, if anything, was done prior to its inception to monitor HIV progression besides lymphocyte panels? thanks...

Response from Dr. Holodniy

HIV viral load monitoring has been around in general clinical practice since about 1997. There were prototypes being investigated in a research environment from about 1991. A lot of things were looked at including p24 antigen, beta2 microglobulin, among others, but none were found to be as good as measuring viral load.



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