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HIV-1 drug resistance surveillance using dried whole blood spots.

Authors
  • Bertagnolio, Silvia
  • Soto-Ramirez, Luis
  • Pilon, Richard
  • Rodriguez, Roberto
  • Viveros, Monica
  • Fuentes, Luis
  • Harrigan, P Richard
  • Mo, Theresa
  • Sutherland, Don
  • Sandstrom, Paul
Type
Published Article
Journal
Antiviral therapy
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
12
Issue
1
Pages
107–113
Identifiers
PMID: 17503754
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The results suggest that genotypes obtained from DBS are equivalent to those from plasma. DBS are a promising public health tool for HIVDR surveillance of treatment-naive subjects, especially in regions where specimens might be exposed to severe environmental conditions and where logistical difficulties could prevent timely specimen processing. More studies are needed to validate DBS for patient monitoring.

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