Viral load as an independent risk factor for opportunistic infections in HIV-infected adults and adolescents.

@article{Kaplan2001ViralLA,
  title={Viral load as an independent risk factor for opportunistic infections in HIV-infected adults and adolescents.},
  author={Jonathan E. Kaplan and Debra L. Hanson and Jeffrey L. Jones and Mark S. Dworkin},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2001},
  volume={15 14},
  pages={1831-6}
}
OBJECTIVE We investigated whether HIV plasma RNA (viral load; VL) predicts risk for opportunistic infections (OI) in HIV-infected persons, independent of CD4 lymphocyte count and other factors that might affect disease outcome. METHODS Among persons who had initiated antiretroviral therapy (ART), we studied the risk for OI following a VL measurement in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Adult and Adolescent Spectrum of HIV Disease (ASD) Project, a medical record review study of… CONTINUE READING