Referenced Quotes about HIV/AIDS Tests and Measurements

Alberta Reappraising AIDS Society

David R. Crowe, President
Phone: +1-403-289-6609
Fax: +1-403-206-7717

Roger Swan, Treasurer
Box 61037, Kensington Postal Outlet
Calgary, Alberta T2N 4S6
Phone: +1-403-220-0129

Referenced Quotes about HIV/AIDS Tests and Measurements

Surrogate Markers

Surrogate Markers are lab measurements that substitute for real measures of health. The commonest surrogate markers used in HIV/AIDS research are CD4/CD8 cell counts/ratios and Viral Load. Decisions made on the basis of these lab counts should be interpreted with caution, particularly decisions that could prove damaging, such as starting antiretroviral medications in a healthy person.


We appreciate your comments, feedback, questions and suggestions for improvements to this site. Click here to send us a message.

© Copyright February 15, 2016: Alberta Reappraising AIDS Society