|Confused about interpreting CD4 and ratio
Mar 7, 2010
I am sorry to ask what may seem like a redundant question. However, I have done numerous searches in Google and in the answer forum here.
I am positive for 25 years and my doc emailed my labs. I have an amazingly compassionate generous doctor. He is quite far away and I hate to inundate him with calls and emails. The ratio and count confuses me still.I wish it were simpler for me but I sense I am not alone seeing all the questions and answers here. I guess it is more about the percentages.
My recent labs are as follows:HDL 69
Total chol 277
CD4 273, 15%
Viral load <48
Now I realize my cholesterol is not great and we are working on that together since I don't tolerate statin drugs at all. I am now using Lovaza and monitoring diet as usual. My biggest concern is the ratio. Is there a link to understand this in plain English? Thank you for your help. I come here now and then to read up on things over the years and refer many others as well. You all do an amazing job with this service. Sincere Thanks
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
I am not sure you are referring to the CD4/CD8 ratio which you didn't post or a ratio related to your cholesterol. Let me know and I'll try and flush it out for you.
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