Title

Is frequent CD4+ T-lymphocyte count monitoring necessary for persons with counts ≥300 cells/μL and HIV-1 suppression?

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

5-1-2013

Journal

Clinical Infectious Diseases

Volume

56

Issue

9

DOI

10.1093/cid/cit004

Keywords

%CD4; CD4 count; HIV load; HIV suppression; HIV-1 RNA

Abstract

Among patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), those with HIV-1 RNA <200 copies/mL and CD4 counts ≥300 cells/μL had a 97.1% probability of maintaining durable CD4 ≥200 cells/μL for 4 years. When non-HIV causes of CD4 lymphopenia were excluded, the probability rose to 99.2%. Our data support less frequent CD4 monitoring during viral suppression. © 2012 The Author.

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