|HIV positive AFTER prior vaccination...
Dec 14, 2005
Hi there, I've taken part in the Ghent University Hospital (Belgium) HIV vaccination study a few years ago. I was recently diagnosed with HIV, and have just been to collect my 2nd base line CD4 count. In the medical files i saw that the vaccination study left me with "a 34% cellular immunity". As a biochemist, i would interpret this as: 34% of the T-cells are immune... Probably not correct though. What would you make of this? What could be the result of this on the HIV progression in my body? Thanks!
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
It is hard to know what this number represents. It could just be a raw number of either CD4 or CD8 cells, or alternatively, it could have been the percentage of CD8 cells that responded to the vaccine product you were given.
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