|CD4/CD8 drop down fast with VL sustained
Dec 19, 2010
Dear Sir, I couldant find any informations about my lab exam. I've been infected since July 2009. Initial CD4 300 and VL 41000 (4,7). After 4 months CD4 693 and CD8 366 (Rel: 1,9) with VL 39000 (4,6). Since January 2010 I experienced a fast fall down of CD4, CD8, but CD4/CD8>1,2. In May and September: CD4: 596, 425; CD8: 436, 354. My last Labs this mounth: CD4: 343, CD8: 293, CD4/CD8: 1,2 and VL 30515 (4,3). I have a decision to make about taking medicine but I can't understand why CD8 does not increase with a VL constant. Some articles I have read say that the later the invertion of CD4/CD8 the greater chance of been a slow progressor. What's your opinion? Thanks Dr.
343 (36%) 425 (31%) 596 (41%) 693 (44%) 646 (39%) 305 (40%) 518 (53%) 293 354 436 366 488 185 173 669 873 1105 1107 1182 517 719 1,2 1,2 1,37 1,9 1,33 1,65 2,99 30515 (4,5) 41900 (4,6) 52000 (4,7)
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
I think you need to start HIV treat now. Regardless of what your CD8 count is doing o a relatively constant moderate level viral load, your CD4 count is going down, and you want to stabilize that above everything else.
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