Effect of acquisition and treatment of cervical infections on HIV-1 shedding in women on antiretroviral therapy.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

AIDS (London, England), Volume 24, Issue 17, p.2733-7 (2010)

Keywords:

2010, Adult, Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active, Center-Authored Paper, Cervix Uteri, DNA, Viral, Female, HIV Infections, HIV-1, Human Biology Division, Humans, Prospective Studies, Public Health Sciences Division, Questionnaires, RNA, Viral, Uterine Cervicitis, Virus Shedding

Abstract:

Cervicitis increases the quantity of HIV-1 RNA in cervical secretions when women are not taking antiretroviral therapy (ART), and successful treatment of cervicitis reduces HIV-1 shedding in this setting.