Factors influencing cerebrospinal fluid and plasma HIV-1 RNA detection rate in patients with and without opportunistic neurological disease during the HAART era

@article{Christo2007FactorsIC,
  title={Factors influencing cerebrospinal fluid and plasma HIV-1 RNA detection rate in patients with and without opportunistic neurological disease during the HAART era},
  author={Paulo Pereira Christo and Dirceu Bartolomeu Greco and Agdemir Wal{\'e}ria Aleixo and Jos{\'e} Ant{\^o}nio Livramento},
  journal={BMC Infectious Diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={147 - 147}
}
BACKGROUND In the central nervous system, HIV replication can occur relatively independent of systemic infection, and intrathecal replication of HIV-1 has been observed in patients with HIV-related and opportunistic neurological diseases. The clinical usefulness of HIV-1 RNA detection in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with opportunistic neurological diseases, or the effect of opportunistic diseases on CSF HIV levels in patients under HAART has not been well defined. We quantified CSF… CONTINUE READING