Sep 17, 2004
I just found out that my brother may have aids. He has been ill for quite some time. He was losing weight rapidly and couldn't keep anything down. His doctor told him that he had thrush and his t-cell count was 85. Is this serious? Are cd4 and t-cell the same thing?
Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your question.
Assuming that your brother has HIV infection, a CD4 count (aka "T-cell") of 85 means that he has very profound immune deficiency and AIDS. Normal CD4 counts are minimally 350 or above, persons with CD4 counts below 200 are considered to have AIDS. BY
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