Objective: to estimate the rate and the significance of low level viraemia in HIV positive patients registered in the National Institute for Infectious Diseases " Prof. Dr. Matei Balş " , Bucharest, Romania. We retrospectively analysed the rate of HIV viral loads (VL) <200 copies/mL in patients admitted in our institute from 2011 to 2013. The patients with… (More)
Background With the advent of direct-acting antivirals, the rate of sustained virologic response (SVR) after treatment for chronic HCV infection has dramatically increased . However, recent data show that there is cause for concern regarding the potential emergence of viral resistance . Methods We performed a study to assess the antiviral resistance… (More)
Background In our era, the profile of the HIV-infected patient has completely changed. We are now treating poly-experienced patients interested in their quality of life, where management of drug-associated adverse reactions and eradication of viral reservoirs constitute important issues. We present the case of a 57 year-old male patient, diagnosed with HIV… (More)
HIV low-level persistent viremia under new antiretroviral regimens: what we have learned up to this point?
Background PCR-based tools for detection of bacterial infections can considerably shorten the timespan from patient admission to initiation of targeted antibiotherapy. As culture-based methods are operator-sensitive and yield lower rates of identification in longer timespans, dependent on species-specific growth rates, there is a need for new techniques… (More)