Jun 23, 2007
My son lab results. Is this good or bad? CD3+ is 87.0, CD3+/CD4+ 8.8 shows low, CD3+/CD8+ 75.0 shows high, CD4-CD8 Ratio 0.1 shows low, abs.T cells show 1147.0, abs helper t cells CD4 115.0 shows low, abs. surpressor T cells CD8 989.0,viral load 110.0. Was diagnosed in 1985 would not go on meds until recently.He has been on meds since Mar,07 is he doing bad or good???? Thank you for your wonderful website. From a mom who cares.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
A CD4 count of 114 is low and means a person with HIV infection has AIDS and is at risk for developing other kinds of infections. Once the viral load becomes undetectable and the CD4 count goes above 200, the danger is significantly reduced. I assume that the CD4 count was lower and the viral load higher before he started treatment. It sounds like he has probably had a good viral load response, but no tknowing the levels before treatment, it is hard to know how good the response has been.
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