The significance of HIV 'blips' in resource-limited settings: Is it the same? Analysis of the Treat Asia HIV Observational Database (TAHOD) and the Australian HIV Observational Database (AHOD)

Rupa Kanapathipillai, Hamish McManus, Adeeba Binti Kamarulzaman, Poh Lian Lim, David J Templeton, Matthew G Law, Ian John Woolley

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Abstract

Introduction: Magnitude and frequency of HIV viral load blips in resource-limited settings, has not previously been assessed. This study was undertaken in a cohort from a high income country (Australia) known as AHOD (Australian HIV Observational Database) and another cohort from a mixture of Asian countries of varying national income per capita, TAHOD (TREAT Asia HIV Observational Database). Methods: Blips were defined as detectable VL (= 50 copies/mL) preceded and followed by undetectable VL (
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere86122
Number of pages6
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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