alexa Spectrum of opportunistic infections and profile of CD4+ counts among AIDS patients in North India.


Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

Author(s): Vajpayee M, Kanswal S, Seth P, Wig N

Abstract Share this page

Abstract BACKGROUND: As the number of AIDS cases increases in India, information available among clinicians about the prevalence of opportunistic infections (OIs) is scarce. The aim of the present study was to document the characteristic OIs of HIV-infected North Indian patients along with their CD4+ counts. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study group consisted of subjects with confirmed serodiagnosis of HIV, attending the medical clinics at a tertiary health care center in North India. The CD4+ counts were estimated by FACS Calibur (BD) flow cytometer. Simultaneously, routine microbiology smears, cultures and serology were performed to confirm OI. RESULTS: In this retrospective study of 421 subjects, the predominant OI was tuberculosis (47\%, 189 cells/ micro l), followed by parasitic diarrhea (43.5\%, 227 cells/ micro l) and oral candidiasis (25.2\%, 189 cells/ micro l). CONCLUSION: Tuberculosis was the most frequent OI in the HIV-infected patients studied, and the major mode of transmission of HIV was by sexual route. The median CD4+ counts observed were lower when compared to other studies. This article was published in Infection and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version