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Purpose is to identify whether immune markerscan predict success of salvage anti-retroviral therapy.
Over the last several years two markers of disease have been utilized to determine if antiretroviral therapy has been successful, one is a CD4 cell count (reflects the immunocompetence of an infected individual) and a HIV viral load (a blood test used to determine the amount of HIV in the infected individual). However in patients who fail their first line of therapythe likelihood of extended resuppressing viral replication with subsequent therapies may be as low as 25-50%. This information may take several months to determine the new therapies possible continuing success. It would be preferable to have additional markers that respond to therapies in the first several weeks to such therapies, therfore possibly offering patients alternate treatment earlier without potentiatinglong term side effects and possible further drug resistance.
Observational Model: Defined Population, Observational Model: Natural History, Time Perspective: Longitudinal, Time Perspective: Prospective
McMaster Health Science Center
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:22:10-0400
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Inflammation of brain parenchymal tissue as a result of viral infection. Encephalitis may occur as primary or secondary manifestation of TOGAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; HERPESVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; ADENOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; FLAVIVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; BUNYAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; PICORNAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; PARAMYXOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; ORTHOMYXOVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; RETROVIRIDAE INFECTIONS; and ARENAVIRIDAE INFECTIONS.
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Pathogenic infections of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges. DNA VIRUS INFECTIONS; RNA VIRUS INFECTIONS; BACTERIAL INFECTIONS; MYCOPLASMA INFECTIONS; SPIROCHAETALES INFECTIONS; fungal infections; PROTOZOAN INFECTIONS; HELMINTHIASIS; and PRION DISEASES may involve the central nervous system as a primary or secondary process.
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Human Immuno Deficiency Virus (HIV)
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