In this setting of sustained viral suppression, HIV-1 proviral DNA drug resistance testing can be a useful tool to guide treatment adjustments or regimen switches that may be necessary due to adverse events, regimen intolerance or drug-drug interactions.
TORONTO (PRWEB) April 01, 2021
With the development of proviral HIV-1 DNA drug resistance testing, clinicians can now incorporate this novel drug resistance technology to identify antiretroviral drugs that are active against the virus. This technology is needed because improvements in HIV-1 antiretroviral (ARV) drugs have led to therapeutic advances resulting in more patients with complete and sustained suppression of virus replication. In this setting of sustained viral suppression, HIV-1 proviral DNA drug resistance testing can be a useful tool to guide treatment adjustments or regimen switches that may be necessary due to adverse events, regimen intolerance or drug-drug interactions.
Therefore, it is critical to review the full ARV treatment history of patients prior to selecting a new treatment regimen. Information gained from HIV-1 DNA resistance testing, such as Labcorp’s GenoSure Archive® assay, may be used in combination with historical plasma RNA resistance test results to guide regimen switching in the setting of viral suppression. This testing may also provide added information regarding archived drug resistance when prior resistance test results are unavailable or incomplete. Although originally intended for those patients who are virologically suppressed, the clinical application of proviral HIV-1 DNA resistance testing may extend to other patient scenarios.
Join expert speakers from Labcorp’s Monogram Biosciences – Charles Walworth, MD - Associate VP, Medical Affairs and Education; Dusica Curanovic, PhD - Medical Science Liaison; Sharon Martens, MN - Medical Science Liaison; and Milka Rodriguez, PhD - Medical Science Liaison – in a live webinar on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 2pm EDT to hear about the fundamentals of proviral DNA resistance testing, address common questions and provide insight into its application and usefulness in the clinical setting.
For more information, or to register for this event, visit Proviral HIV-1 DNA Drug Resistance Testing: Your Questions Answered.
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