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

Howard B Gale, Steven R Gitterman, Heather J Hoffman, Fred M Gordin, Debra A Benator, Ann M Labriola, Virginia L Kan
Clinical Infectious Diseases 2013, 56 (9): 1340-3
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.

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