Medical Subject Headings
Adolescent; Adult; CD4 Lymphocyte Count; Cross-Sectional Studies; Disease Progression; Female; Ghana; HIV Infections; Humans; Lymphocyte Count; Male; Middle Aged; Poverty; Proteinuria; Sensitivity and Specificity; Young Adult
School of Medical and Health Sciences
We evaluated the individual and combined levels of urine dipstick and total lymphocyte count (TLC) as surrogate markers for CD4 count in a low-resource community in Ghana. This cross-sectional study recruited 200 HIV-infected patients from the Saint Francis Xavier Hospital, Assin Fosu, Ghana. Complete blood count, CD4 count, and urine dipstick analysis were measured for participants. The threshold values were determined as/
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