CD4 count


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CD4 count

n.
A measure of the number of CD4 cells per cubic millimeter of blood, used for predicting disease progression and assessing treatment options in people with HIV.
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CD4 count had good repeatability for all the three laboratories, based on preset clinically significant ranges.
A second objective of this study was to examine the association between CD4 count and coagulation abnormalities in HIV-infected patients.
However, among patients not yet eligible for treatment, having to return to the clinic for a CD4 count 1 week later resulted in significantly better retention in care.
People who test positive for HIV would be put on anti-AIDS drugs when their CD4 count -- the level of white blood cells that strengthen the immune system -- drops to 350, under the new programme.
In the univariate analysis, presence of HEV IgG was not associated with age, route of infection, lowest CD4 count, viral load, body mass index, or ALT values (Table 1).
Their median age was 32 years and median CD4 count was 312.
The patients were divided into 3 groups (i)64 patients with CD4 counts 200 cells/[micro]l (group A), 68 patients with CD4 counts between 200-500 cells/[micro]l (group B) and 48 patients with CD4 count.
Couples in which both partners were 18 or older were eligible to participate if one partner was HIV-1 seronegative and the other had tested positive for HIV-1 and HSV-2, had a CD4 count of 250 per microliter or higher, did not have AIDS and was not receiving antiretroviral therapy.
CD4 count is an indicator of the strength of an individual's immune system and has become the gold standard in tracking HIV disease progression and decline in immune response.
The CD4 Count is a whole-blood quality control for verifying the accuracy of the BD FACSCount flow cytometer.