Discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy in patients with chronic HIV infection: clinical, virologic, and immunologic consequences.

@article{Mata2005DiscontinuationOA,
  title={Discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy in patients with chronic HIV infection: clinical, virologic, and immunologic consequences.},
  author={Rosario del Carmen Mata and Pompeyo Viciana and Ar{\'i}stides de Alarc{\'o}n and Luis Fernando L{\'o}pez-Cort{\'e}s and Josefa G{\'o}mez-Vera and M{\'o}nica Trastoy and Jos{\'e} Miguel Cisneros},
  journal={AIDS patient care and STDs},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 9},
  pages={550-62}
}
To investigate the clinical, virologic and immunologic consequences of planned treatment interruptions in chronically HIV-infected patients. One hundred forty-one patients with undetectable viral load for at least 6 months and CD4+ T cells count greater than 500 per microliter were recruited. Their antiretroviral therapy was stopped and clinical, analytic, virologic, and immunologic data were recorded at baseline, during discontinuation, and after restarting treatment. Viral load rebound after… CONTINUE READING

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