Modelling relationships between clinical markers of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus disease in a South African population

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Juritz, June en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Gumedze, Freedom N en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-24T09:12:55Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-24T09:12:55Z
dc.date.issued 1999 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Gumedze, F. 1999. Modelling relationships between clinical markers of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus disease in a South African population. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19810
dc.description Bibliography: pages 91-99. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This study investigated relationships between the CD4 count and other clinical markers of the HIV disease, total lymphocyte count and viral load, in a South African population. The CD4 count has been an important clinical marker of disease progression in HIV infected individuals,,-and has been the focus of many studies in developed countries. Most of the studies reported in the literature have been done using data from well-defined cohorts of HIV patients. Similar studies in Africa do not appear to have been done. This study used clinical records of HIV infected individuals attending the Somerset Hospital HIV Clinic, over the period 1984-97, to study the relationship between the CD4 count and total lymphocyte count. From a practical perspective this relationship is important in South Africa for two reasons. Firstly, a majority of the HIV infected population is poor and can not afford the higher costs associated with the measurement of the CD4 count instead of the total lymphocyte count. .. Secondly, in many small clinics or hospitals in South Africa the equipment for measuring the CD4 count is generally not available but the equipment for measuring the total lymphocyte count is widely available. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Statistical Sciences en_ZA
dc.title Modelling relationships between clinical markers of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus disease in a South African population en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Statistical Sciences en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MBusSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Gumedze, F. N. (1999). <i>Modelling relationships between clinical markers of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus disease in a South African population</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Statistical Sciences. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19810 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Gumedze, Freedom N. <i>"Modelling relationships between clinical markers of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus disease in a South African population."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Statistical Sciences, 1999. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19810 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Gumedze FN. Modelling relationships between clinical markers of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus disease in a South African population. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Statistical Sciences, 1999 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19810 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Gumedze, Freedom N AB - This study investigated relationships between the CD4 count and other clinical markers of the HIV disease, total lymphocyte count and viral load, in a South African population. The CD4 count has been an important clinical marker of disease progression in HIV infected individuals,,-and has been the focus of many studies in developed countries. Most of the studies reported in the literature have been done using data from well-defined cohorts of HIV patients. Similar studies in Africa do not appear to have been done. This study used clinical records of HIV infected individuals attending the Somerset Hospital HIV Clinic, over the period 1984-97, to study the relationship between the CD4 count and total lymphocyte count. From a practical perspective this relationship is important in South Africa for two reasons. Firstly, a majority of the HIV infected population is poor and can not afford the higher costs associated with the measurement of the CD4 count instead of the total lymphocyte count. .. Secondly, in many small clinics or hospitals in South Africa the equipment for measuring the CD4 count is generally not available but the equipment for measuring the total lymphocyte count is widely available. DA - 1999 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1999 T1 - Modelling relationships between clinical markers of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus disease in a South African population TI - Modelling relationships between clinical markers of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus disease in a South African population UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19810 ER - en_ZA


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