Correlations between clinical/immunological treatment failure and viral load (VL) detected by dried blood spot (DBS) sampling were explored in HIV-1-infected children in Uganda. Of 104 children on combined antiretroviral treatment (cART), 12.5% experienced clinical and/or immunological failure, while 28.8%, 44.2%, and 26.9% had VLs of <1,000, 1,000 to 5,000, and >5,000 copies/ml, respectively. Clinical/immunological failure poorly predicted virological failure.

Viral Load detection using dried blood spots in a cohort of HIV-1 infected children in Uganda: correlations with clinical and immunological criteria for treatment failure

COSTENARO, PAOLA;PENAZZATO, MARTINA;GIAQUINTO, CARLO;DE ROSSI, ANITA
2014

Abstract

Correlations between clinical/immunological treatment failure and viral load (VL) detected by dried blood spot (DBS) sampling were explored in HIV-1-infected children in Uganda. Of 104 children on combined antiretroviral treatment (cART), 12.5% experienced clinical and/or immunological failure, while 28.8%, 44.2%, and 26.9% had VLs of <1,000, 1,000 to 5,000, and >5,000 copies/ml, respectively. Clinical/immunological failure poorly predicted virological failure.
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