High cd8 percent
Jun 30, 2007
Doctor, My recent labs are cd4 22% and cd8 54%. The cd4's increased about 5% and the cd8's about 19% from previous labs several years ago. I was diagnosed with ARC in 1986. Should my cd8 percent still be elevated or does it likely mean that I have some other sort of infection? I am not on any medication or under a doctor's care. Thanks.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
An elevated CD8 count and percent is a normal response to HIV infection, and is actually a good thing.
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