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Causes Of Decrease In Cd4

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What causes for decrease in CD4 and increase in CD8?

Doctor, I understand that that CD4 levels decrease and CD8 increases as the disease become worse, but I do not understand how these why this ratio is so. What causes for decrease in CD4 and increase in CD8? Can you please help to better understand....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The CD4 decrease is a result of HIV infecting and killing those cells. The CD8 increase is an expected reaction to the viral infection itself. MH... Read more »

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CD4 Percentage

Posted by SimonB, 1 Reply
Hello!

Sorry if this is a bore, but I'm recently diagnosed and although know the basics, my first appointment revealed a low CD4 percentage (13%) which caused my doctor some worry and I have to go for another round of tests in a month. VL was 133'000... Read more »

CD4 CD8

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anybody know what other viral infections apart from HIV can cause an inverted CD4:CD8 ratio?
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CD4 CD8 ratio

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know if the CD4 CD8 ratio can be inverted by other viral infections other than HIV? Read more »

IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases

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IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases in HIV-Infected Patients


By Deborah Mitchell

TORONTO, Sep 20 (Reuters Health) - The addition of recombinant interleukin-2 (IL-2) to an HIV antiretroviral therapy produces an increase in CD4+ T-cell counts,... Read more »