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Indian J Med Microbiol. 2004 Jan-Mar;22(1):7-15.

Laboratory markers associated with progression of HIV infection.

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Department of Microbiology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana - 141 001, Punjab, India.


Infection with HIV may develop to AIDS at different rates in different individuals, with a spectrum varying from rapid progression to long term non-progression. The variable course of HIV-1 infection causes emotional trauma for the infected person and complicates the design and interpretation of therapeutic trials because of unrecognized differences in prognosis. Thus it is essential to have tests which can accurately assess the stage of infection in an individual, as well as predict its course and monitor its progression. These laboratory tests are very valuable during the period of clinical latency and subsequently supplement various clinical parameters.

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