HIV viral load markers in clinical practice

Nat Med. 1996 Jun;2(6):625-9. doi: 10.1038/nm0696-625.


Plasma HIV RNA determinations are an important prognostic marker of disease progression and, when used appropriately, provide a valuable tool for the management of individual patients. But what constitutes appropriate use?

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antiviral Agents / therapeutic use
  • Blood Specimen Collection
  • HIV Infections / etiology*
  • HIV Infections / genetics*
  • HIV Infections / therapy
  • Humans
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prognosis
  • RNA, Viral / blood*
  • RNA, Viral / drug effects
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Antiviral Agents
  • RNA, Viral