Can routine clinical markers be used longitudinally to monitor antiretroviral therapy success in resource-limited settings?

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Although routine clinical markers are used routinely to determine the stage of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease, their use in monitoring response to antiretroviral therapy is poorly defined. Selected clinical markers were evaluated for their ability to predict first-line antiretroviral therapy success. No clinically meaningful variables were identified that predicted virologic or immunological success, implying that the CD4+ cell count and HIV type 1 RNA level data are required for optimal management of antiretroviral therapy.
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    Keywords

  • Adult, Anti-HIV Agents, Biomarkers, CD4 Lymphocyte Count, Developing Countries, Female, HIV Infections, HIV-1, Hemoglobins, Humans, Lymphocyte Count, Male, Middle Aged, Platelet Count, RNA, Viral, Treatment Outcome, Viral Load
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    Author List

  • Bagchi S; Kempf MC; Westfall AO; Maherya A; Willig J; Saag MS
  • Start Page

  • 135
  • End Page

  • 138
  • Volume

  • 44
  • Issue

  • 1