Viral and host factors associated with the HIV-1 viral load setpoint in adults from Mbeya Region, Tanzania.

@article{Saathoff2010ViralAH,
  title={Viral and host factors associated with the HIV-1 viral load setpoint in adults from Mbeya Region, Tanzania.},
  author={Elmar Saathoff and Michael Pritsch and Christof Geldmacher and Oliver Hoffmann and Rebecca N. Koehler and Leonard Maboko and Lucas Maganga and Steffen Geis and Francine E. McCutchan and Gustavo H Kijak and Jerome H. Kim and Miguel A. Arroyo and Martina Gerhardt and Sodsai Tovanabutra and Merlin L. Robb and Carolyn Williamson and Nelson L Michael and Michael Hoelscher},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2010},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={324-30}
}
BACKGROUND The viral load setpoint (VLS) is an important predictor of HIV disease progression, but there is a lack of information regarding the VLS and its possible determinants in African populations. METHODS Initially HIV-negative adults from 3 distinct groups(female bar workers, females, and males from the general population)were followed for up to 4 years. The VLS was calculated for 108 seroconverters and associations of the VLS with possible risk factors were analyzed using univariate… CONTINUE READING

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