Table 1

Changes in blood CD4 cell counts and plasma viral load during ART.

Baseline

Week 16

Week 32

Week 48


No. of patients

596

596

404

311

Virological Response

Median VL

75,858

<50

<50

<50

Number (%) patients wilh VL ≥ 400

585 (98)

31 (5)

26 (6)

18(6)

Number (%) patients with VL ≥ 50

591 (99)

117 (20)

74 (18)

54 (17)

CD4 Cell Count Response

Median (IQR) CD4 cell count (cells/μl)

97 (50–153)

199 (140,314)

226 (162, 314)

261 (193, 363)

Median (IQR) CD4 cell slope in preceding interval (cells/μl/month)

-

25.5 (12.7, 42.9)

7.5 (-4.6, 19.8)

7.9 (-3.0, 20.0)


VL = viral load (copies/ml)

Lawn et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2006 6:59   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-6-59

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