CD4 immunophenotyping in HIV infection.


Journal Article (Review)

The ability to rapidly identify immune cell subsets such as CD4 cells, which became possible around the same time as the onset of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, was one of the greatest advances in clinical and diagnostic immunology. The evolution of this global pandemic and the subsequent development of treatment strategies to prolong the life of infected individuals mean that it is now more crucial than ever that we develop affordable, reliable and accurate methods for the enumeration of CD4 cells. Here, we provide an overview of the historical developments in CD4 enumeration technologies that are related to HIV infection, and summarize the current technological challenges that must be overcome to meet the needs of those living with HIV infection.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Barnett, D; Walker, B; Landay, A; Denny, TN

Published Date

  • November 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 11 Suppl

Start / End Page

  • S7 - 15

PubMed ID

  • 18923413

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18923413

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1740-1534

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/nrmicro1998


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England