Is frequent CD4+ T-lymphocyte count monitoring necessary for persons with counts ≥300 cells/μL and HIV-1 suppression?
Clinical Infectious Diseases
%CD4; CD4 count; HIV load; HIV suppression; HIV-1 RNA
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.
Gale, H., Gitterman, S., Hoffman, H., Gordin, F., Benator, D., Labriola, A., & Kan, V. (2013). Is frequent CD4+ T-lymphocyte count monitoring necessary for persons with counts ≥300 cells/μL and HIV-1 suppression?. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 56 (9). http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/cit004