Occasionally, transient low-level viremia (ie, a viral blip) is detected by viral load assays, often causing anxiety on the part of patients and clinicians about pending virologic failure or the emergence of drug resistance The occurrence of viral blips may lead clinicians to order costly and unnecessary tests and alter medication regimens of otherwise well-controlled patients.
What does VF stand for?
VF stands for Virologic Failure
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Those in the nevirapine group who began nervirapine-based antiretroviral treatment within six months of childbirth were at substantial risk of virologic failure (41.
After week eight, the GS 9137 20 mg arm was closed due to a high rate of virologic failure.
The primary objectives of the study were to determine the safety and tolerability of the two regimens, to show a noninferior rate of virologic failure with the four-drug regimen, and to compare the time to virologic failure between the two treatments.
The randomized study of 218 women and 30 infants in Botswana found that, for the cohorts as a whole, the peripartum nevirapine dose led to higher rates of virologic failure in women and their infants, compared with women who received a peripartum dose of placebo and their infants, she said at the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Thus, the selection of 2 mutations, each of which may preexist as minority species, leads to virologic failure with this regimen.