Quantification of Epstein-Barr virus load in peripheral blood of human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients using real-time PCR.

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) reactivation is more likely to occur in immunocompromised patients with subsequent higher susceptibility to EBV-associated lymphoproliferations. In contrast to transplant recipients, limited data are available concerning the EBV load in HIV-infected patients, with or without AIDS-related non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. We developed a… (More)