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Jan 29, 2005

Dear Dr. Holodniy, I have perused the list of prior CD4/8 Ratio/Percentage and your responses. Pardon me if I repeat a question you have answered but I cannot identify. My question is: Based on 2 sets of lab data provided, what does it all PORTEND? What is the "significance" of the CD4/8% and the other abnormal values. I am in my 16th year. If you can answer a/o refer me to a specific website/address which explains what I seek to understand, I will be greatly appreciative. Thank you in advance.

Succinctly, 8/30/04 and 12/28/04 lab results yielded: WBC7000 v 6600 Total Lymph. Ct. 2840 v 3160 CD2% Pos Lymph. 98 v 96 Total T Cells (Abs. CD2) 2783 v 3034 CD4 % Pos. Lymph. 27 v 26 Abs. CD4 767 v 822 CD8 % Pos. Lymph. 55 v 52 Abs. CD8 Ct. 1562 v 1643 CD4/CD8 Ratio 0.49 v 0.50 CD19% Pos Lymph. 2 v 2

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Sorry, I am not sure what your question is. Given your remarkably consistent numbers over those two time points, your longevity with this infection, and those relatively high CD4 counts and percentages, you appear to be doing remarkably well.

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