Trans-Activation Response Element RNA is Detectable in the Plasma of a Subset of Aviremic HIV-1-Infected Patients.


Determining the HIV-1 reservoir size in infected individuals is of great importance for improvement of their treatment. Plasma trans-activation response element (TAR) RNA has been suggested as one of the possible biomarkers. TAR RNA is produced during non-processive transcription in HIV-1 productively infected and latent T cells. Here, plasma samples and… (More)