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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An applicant's lowest ever recorded CD4 count must be greater than 200, and there must be no history of an AIDS-defining condition;
Of the 338,959 HIV-positive people, 63% had any care in 2010 (at least one CD4 count or viral load test).
In the SMART analysis of 79 cardiovascular events in that trial, every 100-cell higher current CD4 count marginally boosted chances of cardiovascular disease (adjusted hazard ratio 1.
Effect of gender, age and CD4 count on the prevalence of cryptococcosis among HIV patients on HAART Characteristics No.
The study population consisted of 19 patients with CD4 count > 500 cells/[micro]l, 53 patients with CD4 count 200-499 cells/[micro]l and 65 patients with CD4 count < 200 cells/[micro]l.
Present guidelines recommend waiting for the CD4 count to fall below 350 cells per millilitre in asymptomatic patients.
The CD4 Count is a whole-blood quality control for verifying the accuracy of the BD FACSCount flow cytometer.
We present an unusual case of CMV retinitis occurring less than 6 weeks after commencing HAART, in a patient with no signs of CMV disease at baseline ophthalmology assessment, and with a CD4 count of 280 cells/[mm.
Blood selenium levels, CD4 count (a measure of immune function), and HIV viral load (the number of copies of the virus in the blood) were assessed at the study's beginning and end.
Similarly, women with a high HIV viral load, even with a higher CD4 count, will have high rates of HPV shedding, Dr.
This important research from the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (1) looks at patients who responded virologically to antiretrovirals (viral load consistently under 1000 for at least five years) to find the differences between those who had an "incomplete" CD4 response (defined as not reaching a CD4 count of 500), vs.
At that point antiretroviral therapy recommenced, continuing until the CD4 count exceeded 800 cells/[micro]L and the HIV viral load fell below the limit of detection, he explained.