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viral load

n.
The concentration of a virus, such as HIV, in the blood.
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Total observation time for each person started with that person's first viral load test and ended with the last viral load test.
I used to advocate for people to get a viral load test or try to convince them to switch away from dual therapy.
He told us that there was an experimental viral load test available, and he would be willing to do it for her for free.
The FDA approves the viral load test, a new diagnostic test that measures the level of HIV in the blood.
A highly sensitive HCV qualitative assay can determine if HCV is present and active; a quantitative viral load test can determine how much HCV is present; and a genotype assay can identify the HCV type.
A treatment management tool introduced in 1996, the viral load test, can accurately monitor and predict how well your body is responding to treatment.
The viral load test is the count of the HIV antibodies.
This patent describes a new technique that makes it possible to obtain the quantitative viral load information directly from the first part of the genotypic DNA sequencing assay making it possible to skip a separate viral load test.
John Mellors of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, a pioneer of this so-called viral load test, cautions against drawing firm conclusions from the new study.
Among people who had at least one CD4 count or viral load test in that year, 69% had an undetectable viral load.
After the first viral load result indicating viral rebound, the patient should receive an adherence support intervention, followed by a second viral load test.
This study emphasizes the importance of standardizing the reporting of HIV-1 viral load test results to minimize result misinterpretation and incorrect treatment.