Emerging technologies for point-of-care CD4 T-lymphocyte counting.

  title={Emerging technologies for point-of-care CD4 T-lymphocyte counting.},
  author={David S Boyle and Kenneth R Hawkins and Matthew S. Steele and Mitra C. Singhal and Xuanhong Cheng},
  journal={Trends in biotechnology},
  volume={30 1},
A CD4 T-lymphocyte count determines eligibility for antiretroviral therapy (ART) in patients recently diagnosed with HIV and also monitors the efficacy of ART treatment thereafter. ART slows the progression of HIV to AIDS. In the developing world, CD4 tests are often performed in centralized laboratories, typically in urban areas. The expansion of ART programs into rural areas has created a need for rapid CD4 counting because logistical barriers can delay the timely dissemination of test… CONTINUE READING
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