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Table 1 Changes in blood CD4 cell counts and plasma viral load during ART.

From: CD4 cell count recovery among HIV-infected patients with very advanced immunodeficiency commencing antiretroviral treatment in sub-Saharan Africa

  Baseline Week 16 Week 32 Week 48
No. of patients 596 596 404 311
Virological Response     
   Median VL 75,858 <50 <50 <50
   Number (%) patients wilh VL ≥ 400 585 (98) 31 (5) 26 (6) 18(6)
   Number (%) patients with VL ≥ 50 591 (99) 117 (20) 74 (18) 54 (17)
CD4 Cell Count Response     
   Median (IQR) CD4 cell count (cells/μl) 97 (50–153) 199 (140,314) 226 (162, 314) 261 (193, 363)
   Median (IQR) CD4 cell slope in preceding interval (cells/μl/month) - 25.5 (12.7, 42.9) 7.5 (-4.6, 19.8) 7.9 (-3.0, 20.0)
  1. VL = viral load (copies/ml)