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  1. Clinical conditions, CD4+ cell counts, and the viral copies number in the blood for AIDS/HIV were given antiretroviral therapy.
  2. The profile of CD4+ levels and plasma viral load in HIV patients receiving antiretroviral therapy
  3. The lower CD4+ cell counts and higher viral loads happen in HIV-infected’s men.

 

Abstract:

Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is expected to reduce human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) morbidity and mortality. Antiretroviral therapy in HIV patients is given based on clinical conditions, CD4+ cell counts, and the number of viral copies in the blood. This study aimed to determine the profile of CD4+ levels and plasma viral load in HIV patients receiving antiretroviral therapy. This was a cross-sectional study conducted within six months at Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) in Jayawijaya Hospital, Papua, Indonesia. The CD4+ levels were measured using CD4+ counter and viral plasma was checked using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for 90 patients. The results showed more female patients had a CD4+ level <200 cells/mm3, a higher number of copies of the virus in the blood plasma, and stages of disease 3 and 4. Statistically, there was a significant relationship between CD4+ levels and gender with a p-value = 0.00. HIV-infected males were more likely to have lower CD4+ cell counts and higher viral loads than females.

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Viral load CD4 Jayawijaya AIDS/HIV human immunodeficiency

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Widiyanti, M., Hadi, M. I., Adiningsih, S., Natalia, E. I., & Purba, D. A. (2022). Viral Load And Cd4+ among Hiv/Aids Patients Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy In Jayawijaya District, Papua Province, Indonesia. Folia Medica Indonesiana, 58(1), 10–14. https://doi.org/10.20473/fmi.v58i1.18247

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