Use of virologic markers in clinical practice.

  title={Use of virologic markers in clinical practice.},
  author={Michael S Saag},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes and human retrovirology : official publication of the International Retrovirology Association},
  volume={16 Suppl 1},
  • Michael S Saag
  • Published 1997 in
    Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes…
A number of virologic and immunologic markers, including serum human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 p24 antigen levels, quantitative HIV-1 microculture of plasma or peripheral blood mononuclear cells, and CD4 cell counts, have been used over the past decade to monitor progression of HIV infection. Although these markers are useful, they have not provided a reliable means of assessing prognosis at all stages of the disease or response to antiretroviral treatment. New molecular techniques are now… CONTINUE READING