n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Confirmatory viral load reduces HIV treatment switches fourfold in 6-country African study : Aids brief

Volume 29, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Targeted viral load testing to confirm treatment failure reduced unnecessary treatment regimen switches four-fold compared with clinical-immunological criteria alone (viral load <1 000 copies/ml 12.4% and 46.9%, p<0.001, respectively) among 250 patients in six African countries according to Kim CE Sigaloff and colleagues in a cross-sectional analysis of a multicentre prospective observational study published in the advance online edition of the .

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