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Replication capacity
Aug 25, 2004

what's replication capacity and how can this be tested? Has this become an important part of HIV care??? Can you explain. I have been infected with HIV for 15 years and this is the first I heard of this.

Response from Dr. Henry

Replication capacity refers to the ability of a person's virus to grow in comparison to a standard reference strain (related to viral fitness). The only way to get a replication capacity commercially is through the Virologics resistance panel (costs around $850). It is of research interest at present and has not yet shown to be clearly helpful in the management of individual patients. KH

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