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CD8 count is always higher than CD4 and CD4/8 ratio less than 1

Oct 29, 2017

Need 1 help for the interpretation of the CD4/CD8 results.

Several times have tried the test and the results always show a) CD8% is higher than CD4% b) CD4/CD8 ratio is around 0.8

Is this a matter of concern as CD8% is higher than CD4% every time ( have done the tests 3 times at 6 to 8 months interval and the results follow the same pattern). Also the ratio is always less than 1 and hovers around 0.8 to 0.9

Please see below the latest of the results CD4% = 45% CD8% = 55% CD4 count = 568 CD8 count = 694 CD4/CD8 ratio = 0.82

Please help me to clarify on this matter and what should I do now ?

Thank you

Response from Dr. Holodniy

If this is related to HIV infection, It is not uncommon to see the CD8 count and percent being higher than the CD4 count and percent, and therefore the CD4/CD8 ratio would be lower than 1.

CD4, Viral load, Oral Thrush
Cd4 count good , percent is low

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