Longitudinal human immunodeficiency virus type 1 load in the italian seroconversion study: correlates and temporal trends of virus load.

A prospective study of 149 human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) seroconverters was conducted to describe trends and correlates of HIV-1 load after seroconversion and over time. HIV-1 load was quantified from frozen sera by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. High early virus load was associated with lower CD4 cell counts and male sex but… CONTINUE READING