Nigerian Scientists Establish T Cell Baseline Standards for Country
March 12, 2009
Nigerian scientists, led by Dauda Oladepo of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development, recently established CD4+ T cell baseline standards in the country, the Vanguard/AllAfrica.com reports. According to Oladepo, the country previously did not have a national T cell baseline count for enrolling HIV-positive people in antiretroviral treatment. He said that "it is imperative to determine local baseline CD4 count and also provide national data for reference values in Nigeria."
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