Short item Published on September 14, 2011

Point-of-care CD4 tests

Initiation of antiretroviral treatment (ART) is guided by a CD4 count and the current WHO guidelines recommend a CD4 count of 350 cells/mm3 as the threshold. In resource poor settings, traditional flow cytometric CD4 counting facilities are not widely available due to high costs and the infrastructure required. In these cases they rely on clinical Read More