viral load


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

viral load

n.
The concentration of a virus, such as HIV, in the blood.
References in periodicals archive ?
Calling it a historic day, Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the Viral Load testing for all People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV),at a function, here today.
Based on analysis of more than 16,000 people who reached an undetectable viral load * with antiretroviral therapy (below 50 copies), researchers in the United Kingdom (Great Britain) estimate that the rebound rate (chance of a later detectable viral load) falls close to 1% per year after 7 years of viral control.
This estimation of risk is based, however, on natural history studies of couples before routine availability of HIV viral load measurements and HAART, and might vary widely with characteristics of the man and woman, including the presence of other sexually transmitted diseases, inflammation within the genital tract, and viral load of the infected partner (10).
Biomarkers may predict greater decreases in HIV viral load in response to Vacc-4x, defined as reduction in viral load after a six-month scheduled interruption of standard HIV treatment (ART) versus patients' historic viral load values (pre-ART values).
The Response Database Initiative (RDI) and the Load Zero Foundation are partnering to bring HIV viral load testing and treatment response prediction to poorer countries.
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 19, 2013-Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings provides Roche viral load assay for hepatitis C virus(C)2013 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
Researchers from Cornell University in New York have found that the average HIV viral load of people not taking antiretroviral medication (ART) in Africa, and especially in southern and eastern Africa, is higher than the viral loads of untreated patients in other parts of the world.
59 women with suppressed plasma viral load on antiretroviral treatment (ARVs) attending an HIV clinic in Rhode Island, US, had paired plasma and genital viral load measured every four weeks for a year, and contributed a total of 582 study visits.
BOSTON -- The presence of naturally occurring Lactobacillus in the vaginal flora of HIV-positive women is associated with a reduced amount of HIV in the vagina, while the absence of the "good bacteria" is associated with an increased vaginal viral load, researchers found in a prospective observational cohort study of 57 HIV-positive women.
BOSTON -- Women on highly active antiretroviral therapy for human immunodeficiency virus whose plasma viral load is below detectable levels may continue to shed the virus intermittently in the genital tract, Dr.
Although malaria-related illness and death are more common in children, and HIV-1 generally progresses faster in children than in adults (3,4), to our knowledge the effect of intermittent malaria on HIV-1 viral load has not been directly explored in children.
The size of the viral load drop from TMC125 depended very much on having other active drugs in the regimen.