Research Article Open Access
Volume 2 | Issue 2 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.33696/AIDS.2.007

Trend of HIV Infection in a Specialized Medical Unit, 2007- 2016

  • 1Autonomous University of Chihuahua (UACH), Chihuahua, Mexico
  • 2Secretary, HIV and Health Program, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • 3Higher Education in Comprehensive Training and Civil partnership, Chihuahua, Mexico
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Corresponding Author

Diana Iveth Rojas Terrazas, ivethdiana_7@hotmail.com

Received Date: June 20, 2020

Accepted Date: July 30, 2020


Introduction: Viral load and CD4 cell count are the main principal indicators about evolution of the disease by HIV. Stage of infection related clinical and inmmunological status.

Objective: To compare CD4 cell count, viral load and stage of HIV infection at admission of the patients for 10 years. Method: 578 clinical records were reviewed of patients infected with HIV, catered in the period 2007-2016, in CAPASITS Chihuahua. CD4 cell count, viral load and stage of HIV infection were compared yearly.

Results: There was no significant difference in the CD4 cell count with p=0.272, in the initial viral load with p=0.653, and not in the infection stage with p=0.466, at admission, during the 10 years reviewed.

Conclusions: There was no statistically significant difference in the 3 variables, which suggests that the patients entered with the same clinical and immunological deterioration during the 10 years.


HIV, CD4 cell count, Viral load, Stage of HIV infection, Revised Surveillance Case Definition for HIV Infection, Clinical status, Immune status.

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