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Objectives  To examine the accuracy of the World Health Organization immunological criteria for virological failure of antiretroviral treatment.

Keywords: Africa; Afrique; CD4 lymphocyte count; Terapia antirretroviral altamente active; carga viral; charge virale; conteo linfocítico CD4; diagnostic techniques and procedures; fallo terapéutico; highly active antiretroviral therapy; taux de lymphocytes CD4; techniques de diagnostic et procédures; thérapie antirétrovirale hautement active; treatment failure; técnicas y procedimientos diagnósticos; viral load; África; échec du traitement

Language: English

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1:  Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland 2:  Clinical HIV Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 3:  School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa 4:  The Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa 5:  Hospital Universitario Clementino Fraga Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6:  INSERM U.593, ISPED, Université Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, France 7:  Hospital de Clinicas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Publication date: 2009-10-01

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