Reducing Viral Load Measurements to Once a Year in Patients on Stable, Virologically Suppressive Cart Regimen: Findings from the Australian HIV Observational Database
5The Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia; RPA Sexual Health, Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Central Clinical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kathy Petoumenos
Senior Lecturer, Biostatistics and Databases Program
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Received date: October 16, 2014; Accepted date: November 19, 2014; Published date: November 25, 2014
Citation: Rafiee M, Kariminia A, Wright S, Mills G, Woolley I, et al. (2014) Reducing Viral Load Measurements to Once a Year in Patients on Stable, Virologically Suppressive Cart Regimen: Findings from the Australian HIV Observational Database . J AIDS Clin Res 5:383. doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000383
Copyright: © 2014 Rafiee M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited..
Reducing viral-load measurements to annual testing in virologically suppressed patients increases the estimated mean time those patients remain on a failing regimen by 6 months. This translates to an increase in the proportion of patients with at least one Thymidine Analogue Mutation from 10% to 32% over one year.