|Total Lymphocyte Count Vs. CD4 Lymphocyte Count
Dec 17, 1999
Please tell me if this is correct: As HIV disease progresses the CD4 lymphocyte count decreases and the CD8 lymphocyte count increases. Because of this the total lymphocyte count (CD4 and CD8 lymphocytes together) may not decrease, but the CD4 count alone will decrease over time. Thank you!
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
You are correct. Except in advanced AIDS, the CD8 cells begin to go down again, and as such the total lymphocyte count will go down as well. MH
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