Official Satellite Meeting
Presentation by
Eleni Papadopulos et al.

Dept. Med. Phys. Royal Perth Hospital, Australia
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In fact, even a part of the "HIV" genome cannot be detected in all patients.

A striking feature of the results obtained so far [1990] is the scarcity or apparent absence of viral DNA in proportion of patients.

The HIV genome has undergone a further resurrection by the development of tests which claim to quantify the HIV in plasma, that is the viral load. There are 3 main tests and they suffer from all the limitations mentioned so far.