Evaluation of Dynabeads and Cytospheres compared with flow cytometry to enumerate CD4+ T cells in HIV-infected Ugandans on antiretroviral therapy.

TitleEvaluation of Dynabeads and Cytospheres compared with flow cytometry to enumerate CD4+ T cells in HIV-infected Ugandans on antiretroviral therapy.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsLutwama, F, Serwadda, R, Mayanja-Kizza, H, Shihab, HM, Ronald, A, Kamya, MR, Thomas, D, Johnson, E, Quinn, TC, Moore, RD, Spacek, LA
JournalJournal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)
Volume48
Issue3
Pagination297-303
Date Published2008 Jul 1
ISSN1525-4135
KeywordsAdult, Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active, CD4 Lymphocyte Count, CD4-Positive T-Lymphocytes, Female, Flow Cytometry, HIV Infections, Humans, Immunomagnetic Separation, Male, Monitoring, Physiologic, Uganda
Abstract

Laboratory-based monitoring of antiretroviral therapy is essential but adds a significant cost to HIV care. The World Health Organization 2006 guidelines support the use of CD4 lymphocyte count (CD4) to define treatment failure in resource-limited settings.

Alternate JournalJ. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr.
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