Cervicovaginal human immunodeficiency virus secretion and plasma viral load in human immunodeficiency virus-seropositive women.

@article{Uvin1997CervicovaginalHI,
  title={Cervicovaginal human immunodeficiency virus secretion and plasma viral load in human immunodeficiency virus-seropositive women.},
  author={Susan Cu Uvin and Angela M. Caliendo},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1997},
  volume={90 5},
  pages={739-43}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 RNA burden in paired plasma and cervicovaginal lavage specimens and to assess the relation of plasma HIV-1 RNA level, CD4 cell count, and antiretroviral therapy with cervicovaginal HIV-1 viral load. METHODS Paired blood and cervicovaginal lavage specimens were collected from 72 HIV-infected women. Quantitation of HIV-1 RNA from plasma and cervicovaginal lavage specimens was performed by using the nucleic acid sequence-based… CONTINUE READING