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Author Topic: CD4 count: does it include infected CD4 ? Predator simulator  (Read 837 times)

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CD4 count: does it include infected CD4 ? Predator simulator
« on: December 05, 2007, 01:14:02 PM »
Two short questions

1) Is the CD4 count returned by the labs counting also the infected CD4 or just the healthy one ?

2) No matter how the virus is killing the CD4, it might be close to predator prey model in ecology no ?
Example of such model here: http://www.stensland.net/java/erin.html

The difference being that is the prey (CD4) decrease, then the risk of OI / non-OI disease increase.

I'm asking these questions because then an increase in the CD4 (AND and increase of the VL) is then not always a good news.
Indeed, till, now, my VL was low (3k average), and the CD4 also (480 avg).
Since the increase of my CD4 (to 608), the VL have increase to 17132 ..

So the prey have increase and then the VL.


Note
I know that they are couple of model to try to simulate the virus replication.
But aren't they too complicate ?

 


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