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Dr H's reply to "HIVattacks CD8?, CD3? " post
Aug 16, 2009

Hi Doctor, I am not sure how to interpret your response: " CD3 + cells are all t lymphocytes, of which CD3+CD4+ cells are the CD4 cells we speak about. " Does that mean when you say the normal (hiv negative) CD4 range is 500-1500, you are talking about a range which represents the total of CD3 and CD4 absolute counts on any given lab results ?..and that's the real "CD4" s everyone refers to when listing their absolute CD4 counts ? Thank you for the clarification..

Response from Dr. Holodniy

The normal range for CD4 cells (or said another way CD3+CD4+ cells) is 500-1500. CD4 cells are positive for both markers.



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