Trofile™ is used to identify HIV tropism
Your doctor needs to know your HIV tropism before prescribing co-receptor antagonists.
Your HIV has its own unique identity. Tropism refers to the co-receptor that a particular HIV strain uses to enter the CD4+ cell. The two most common co-receptors are CCR5 (R5) and CXCR4 (X4). Trofile™ is a novel test that pinpoints your tropism status –R5, X4, or a combination of these known as dual/mixed. Trofile reveals if your virus primarily uses the CCR5 co-receptor. This can help your doctor decide to prescribe a CCR5 antagonist. This new class of antiretrovirals targets CCR5-specific HIV entry into the cell.
What does tropism mean?
Tropism is the co-receptor HIV uses to get into your cells
How does tropism affect my treatment plan?
If your HIV tropism is CCR5, there’s a new kind of medicine that can help stop HIV from getting in
Why do I need a Trofile™ test?
- Trofile™ is a test that identifies HIV tropism
- Knowing your tropism can help your doctor find the right medicine for you
- If your tropism type is R5, you are a candidate for maraviroc
Knowing your tropism can help your doctor find the right medicine for you. We have provided a simple guide to help patients and non-medical professionals understand tropism and how it affects your HIV treatment plan.
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Identifying alternative treatment options even when your HAART regimen is failing.
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