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Poor CD4 cell recovery after starting HIV treatment should be a cause for concern, close monitoring needed

Patients whose CD4 cell count does not recover despite achieving virologic control with HIV therapy require continued medical attention, results of a large European study presented to

Published
01 August 2011
By
Michael Carter
How best to deploy point-of-care CD4 cell testing in resource-limited settings?

Widespread introduction of point-of-care (POC) CD4 cell tests that don’t require a laboratory technician but can be performed onsite by a nurse, providing results in less than

Published
19 July 2011
By
Theo Smart
First ever CD4 cell count after primary infection can predict immune restoration during HIV therapy

The level of a patient’s CD4 cell count shortly after infection with HIV can predict the extent of immune recovery after the initiation of antiretroviral therapy, investigators

Published
09 May 2011
By
Michael Carter
HIV treatment preserves CD4 cell count during and after HCV therapy in co-infected patients

Antiretroviral therapy helps preserve the CD4 cell counts of HIV-positive patients undergoing treatment for hepatitis C, Austrian investigators report in the June 15th edition of the Journal

Published
03 May 2011
By
Michael Carter
Many South African patients not on ART are being lost to care

Fewer than 50% of patients diagnosed with HIV in a district of rural South Africa who are not yet eligible for antiretroviral therapy have been retained in care, a

Published
22 December 2010
By
Michael Carter
HIV diagnostic maker Daktari drums up $1.8 million

The Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of a point-of-care CD4 test raised $1.8 million from 32 unnamed investors, according to SEC document.

Published
07 November 2010
From
Mass Device
Low CD4 cell count associated with heart attack in patients with HIV

A low CD4 cell count is associated with an increased risk of heart attack for patients with HIV, US investigators report in the online edition of the

Published
07 October 2010
By
Michael Carter
HIV+ people travel from Zimbabwe to Zambia for CD4 count tests.

Hundreds of people living with HIV and Aids in Kariba are travelling to Zambia to undergo CD4 count testing, a basic examination which ushers them to anti-retroviral therapy.

Published
04 October 2010
From
The Sunday Mail
People with HIV with higher CD4 counts should not miss seasonal flu jabs

HIV-positive patients with a CD4 cell count below 350 cells/mm3 have an impaired immune response to the seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine, Swiss investigators report in the September

Published
01 September 2010
By
Michael Carter
Low CD4 cell count associated with poor response to swine flu vaccine for those with HIV

Many HIV-positive patients do not develop protective antibody levels after receiving the standard dose of the swine flu vaccine, a study published in the September 10th edition

Published
31 August 2010
By
Michael Carter

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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