What affects the rate of progression of HIV infection to AIDS?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Shelley A Gilroy, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The rate of progression to AIDS and death is related to the viral load, although, on an individual level, it is poorly predictive of the absolute rate of CD4 T-cell loss. Patients with viral loads greater than 30,000/mL are 18.5 times more likely to die of AIDS than those with undetectable viral loads.

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