CD4 and viral load Powerpoint - HIV i-Base

January 29, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Science, Health Science, Immunology
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HIV i-Base • STEP • EATG

HIV Training for Advocates

Section 1&2: CD4 and Viral Load Reduced slide set HIV i-Base: Training for Advocates, 10/2004

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CD4 count.1 •

CD4 count - Marker for immune damage caused by HIV. Measured as ‘cells/mm3’



HIV-negative range 600-1200.



Declines ~50-100 cells/year - AVERAGE



Closely matches the risk for becoming ill and used to provide prophylaxis treatment • >300 - very few HIV-related problems, except cancers (KS, NHL, lymphoma at any count). Reduced response to vaccinations. • 200–300 - water and food bourn problems (microsporidia, crytosporidia) + skin problems •
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