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CD4 CD8 Count

Apr 12, 2005

When a person's CD4 count is 651 and the CD8 count is 313, what does that mean. Will a person still test negative for HIV? Is it possible to have the infection, test negative and have the above counts?

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

CD4 (or CD8)counts cannot be used to determine one's HIV status. Persons with established HIV infection will have a positive antibody test and positive HIV RNA PCR ("viral load"). Having the CD4 and CD8s that you describe can be found in persons who are either HIV+ or HIV-. BY

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