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Table 1 Clinical history of the SIVcpzPtt-Cam155 infected chimpanzee (Ch-Go) since his arrival at the sanctuary in November 2003.

From: Characterization of a new simian immunodeficiency virus strain in a naturally infected Pan troglodytes troglodyteschimpanzee with AIDS related symptoms

Year Months Symptoms Viral load
(Log copies/ml)a
CD4/CD8 counts
(cells/mm3)b
Platelets
(cells/mm3)
Weight
(kg)
Age
(years)
2003 11 Cachexia, dehydratation, wounds to the groin at arrival in sanctuary     3.3 1.5
2004 02 Anorexic   CD4 = 700; CD8 = 570    
  02-04 Respiratory illness      
  03 Balantidium coli, Entamoeba hartmanni, Trichomonas hominis 5.09     
  04 Strongyloides      
  05    CD4 = 1,380; CD8 = 1,010 130,000   
  06 Balantidium coli, Ancylostoma      
2005 10 Cestode infection     8 3.5
2006 02-04 Respiratory illness      
  03 Swelling in eye lid surgically relieved      
  05 Fungal skin infection      
  11 Respiratory illness      
2007 02      14 4.8
2008 01 Oral candidiasis complicated with bacterial infection      
  03 Nose bleeding      
2009 08 An eye infection led to cataract and blindness in one eye   CD4 = 287; CD8 = 1,523   16 7.3
  11 Halitosis, bleeding gums and tooth decay 4.04   5,000   
2010 01 Halitosis, bleeding gums and tooth decay     12.5 7.7
  1. a Viral load was determined with the b-DNA method (Versant HIV-1 RNA 3.0, Siemens, Erlangen, Federal Republic of Germany) in 2004 and with the Abbott RealTime™ HIV-1 assay (Abbott, Chicago, USA) in August 2009.
  2. b CD4 and CD8 counts were determined with Dynabeads in February and May 2004 and with Flow Cytometry in August 2009.