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PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND MY VALUES
Jun 23, 2013

% CD3+/CD45+ (T-CELLS) 82.1 ABSOLUTE CD3+ LYMPHOCYTE COUNT 2236 High % CD3+/CD4+ (T-HELPER CELLS) 26.8 ABSOLUTE CD4+ LYMPHOCYTE COUNT 732 % CD3+/CD8+ (T-SUPPRESSOR CELLS) 48.6 High ABSOLUTE CD8+ LYMPHOCYTE COUNT 1324 High CD4/CD8 RATIO 0.55 Low I am a medical student from india. i tested positive 3 weeks ago and i am not on any medications also please suggest me a clinical book which i should read about hiv and aids thanks

Response from Dr. Holodniy

There is excellent information about HIV and laboratory tests on this website. Your CD4 count is in the normal range, and your CD8 cell count is increased in reaction to HIV infection. That is why the total t lymphocyte count is elevated and the CD4/CD8 ratio is decreased.



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