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Method of Chen et al for Using a Complete Blood Cell Count to Identify a Patient with HIV Infection and a Low CD4 Cell Count

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Infectious Diseases

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For many developing countries resources for monitoring HIV disease are limited. Chen et al developed an algorithm for using the complete blood cell (CBC) count to identify an HIV-positive patient who probably has a CD4 cell count <= 200 per µL. The authors are from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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