WHO clinical staging of HIV infection and disease, tuberculosis and eligibility for antiretroviral treatment: relationship to CD4 lymphocyte counts.

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SETTING Thyolo district, Malawi. OBJECTIVES To determine in HIV-positive individuals aged over 13 years CD4 lymphocyte counts in patients classified as WHO Clinical Stage III and IV and patients with active and previous tuberculosis (TB). DESIGN Cross-sectional study. METHODS CD4 lymphocyte counts were determined in all consecutive HIV-positive… (More)

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