Resistance testing: phenotype is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins HIV Guide.

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DEFINITION

  • In phenotypic resistance assays, RT, PR, integrase and envelope gene sequences derived from patient plasma HIV RNA are used to measure HIV replication at different concentrations of ARVs.
  • Phenotypic co-receptor tropism assays detect CCR5, CXCR4, or dual/mixed (D/M)-tropic virus. Viral tropism is the ability of HIV to bind to different co-receptors on target cells to achieve viral entry, used to assess activity of CCR5 antagonist (maraviroc).[6]

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Last updated: January 3, 2016

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TY - ELEC T1 - Resistance testing: phenotype ID - 545178 A1 - Spacek,Lisa,M.D., Ph.D. Y1 - 2016/01/03/ PB - Johns Hopkins HIV Guide UR - https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/545178/all/Resistance_testing:_phenotype ER -