HIV: Current Research

HIV: Current Research
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ISSN: 2572-0805

Odinayo MS

Odinayo MS


  • Research Article
    Assessment of Blood CD4 Count and Antibiogram Profile of Bacteria Isolated from HIV Patients
    Author(s): Ojo BA, Adebolu TT and Odinayo MSOjo BA, Adebolu TT and Odinayo MS

    In this study, the blood CD4 count and the bacterial profile in the stool of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) positive individuals attending Antiretroviral therapy (ART) clinic in a tertiary health institution in Ekiti State, Nigeria was investigated. In addition, the antibiogram of the bacterial isolates was also investigated. A total of 150 HIV patients was recruited for the study. Samples of their blood and stool were collected for the investigation. Their blood was used to determine their CD4 count using cytometry method while their stools were cultured on microbiological media and pure isolates were identified using standard microbiological techniques. The antibiogram of the isolates was determined using disk diffusion method. HIV negative individuals were used as control. The results showed that the CD4 count of HIV patients ranged from 5 to 1278 cells/mm3, while the most freq.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2572-0805.1000107

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