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Is There a Need for Viral Load Testing to Assess Treatment Failure in HIV-Infected Patients Who Are about to Change to Tenofovir-Based First-Line Antiretroviral Therapy? Programmatic Findings from MyanmarThiha, N; Chinnakali, P; Harries, AD; Shwe, M; Balathandan, TP; Thein Than Tun, S; Das, M; Tin, HH; Yi, Y; Babin, FX; et al. (Public Library of Science, 2016-08-09)WHO recommends that stavudine is phased out of antiretroviral therapy (ART) programmes and replaced with tenofovir (TDF) for first-line treatment. In this context, the Integrated HIV Care Program, Myanmar, evaluated patients for ART failure using HIV RNA viral load (VL) before making the change. We aimed to determine prevalence and determinants of ART failure in those on first-line treatment.