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Hiv 1 Genotype Rt And Pi

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Sudden jump in viral load...

My viral load recently jumped to 635 (on 7-5-00) from less than 26. The last time it was greater than 26 was on 4-15-99 when it was 4880. The only recent change in meds and routine has been the addition of Oxandrin because of weight loss (>20 lbs.)...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There is still some conflicting info on what these increases may mean. If on repeat, your viral load is back down, then this was a "blip". These are probably not virologically or clinically meaningful according to some studies following patients for... Read more »

More than 1 Genotype?

I was dx w/ 2b. But I read how the computerized photoscanner that determines genotype just stops... Read more »
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An Evaluation of the Accuracy, Precision and Consistency of Expert HIV-1 Genotype Interpretation present in upwards of 70 percent of patients who have been treated with antiretroviral medications. The number of acutely HIV infected people with evidence of drug resistant virus, who have not received HIV therapy, is around 10 percent. ... Read more »
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Phenotyping and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Complement Genotyping in Optimizing Therapy for HIV Patients

...studies have demonstrated improved patient outcomes when providers choose antiretroviral therapy regimens with guidance from genotype and phenotype results. It is less clear what the clinical utility of therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection in Heterosexual South African Men Attending Sexual Health Services: Associations Between HPV and HIV Serostatus

... The study authors assessed distribution of human papillomavirus genotypes and determined the associations between HPV and HIV co-infection in sexually active heterosexual men with anogenital warts (GW), Read more »
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Genotypic Analyses of HIV Isolates for Antiviral Resistance Mutations from Source Patients Involved in Occupational Exposures

...Rush Medical College presented data froma collaboration with colleagues at the University of Colorado in which theyanalyzed HIV isolates they obtained from 22 source patients of health careworkers who sustained occupational exposures to evaluate... Read more »
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Posted by Monchhichi, 1 Reply
...Worried about him and just wanting to see how he is doing. So ScotCharles if you read this let me know how you are and how the genotype went? Hopefully it is just a resistance and a new med will help the dropping numbers. Read more »

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Posted by DUDE
...predict which drugs would produce the best results for individual patients. After six months, the patients who were genotyped had lower so-called "viral loads" than those who had not been tested. We have seen in our... Read more »

HIV-1 and HIV-2 ?

Posted by codymartinnc, 1 Reply
...Greatly appreciate if someone can provide details on specifics of the result. Below is the result: Tests performed by Lab Corp HIV 1/O/2 Abs, Qual Non Reactive Does that mean that tests antibody tests were done for both HIV-1 and HIV-2 ? Can... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...HIVAB HIV-1 EIA. Abbott Laboratories. 1997 Jan. ?The evaluation of the sensitivity and specificity of PCR for the diagnosis of HIV infection in infants is particularly difficult because there is no reference or ?gold standard? test that... Read more »