Thursday, January 31, 2008

'Danger of HIV Treatment Break May Depend on Viral Load, Researchers Say'

(Also from The Body.) Abstract of the study here.

If you'd like to go on an HIV treatment holiday, you may want to make sure you have an undetectable viral load first, according to the results of a massive study of HIVers in the United Kingdom. The researchers found that, if a person had an undetectable viral load when they took their treatment break, they were more likely to reachieve and maintain an undetectable viral load after restarting treatment than people who had a detectable viral load when they took their break. The study also found that, the more treatment breaks a person took, the less likely their viral load was to remain undetectable after they restarted therapy. (Web highlight from AIDS)

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