2012 MAY 1 -- "Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis prolongs survival and prevents opportunistic infections, malaria, and diarrhea in persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Many countries recommend that individuals taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) discontinue cotrimoxazole when CD4 counts are >200 cells/mu L. However, this practice has not been evaluated in sub-Saharan Africa," scientists writing in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases report.
"Patients in the Home-Based AIDS Care program in eastern Uganda initiated ART if they had a CD4 cell count <= 250 cells/mu L or World Health Organization stage III or IV HIV disease. In the...
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