Cd4 And Cd8 Lymphocytes In Aids
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Harvard Medical SchoolThanks Jim - glad this helps.So - about these cell counts. We simplify the immune system to make it easier to count and report things. And one important simplification is this one - we can distinguish two major types of important cells in the... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,You have a negative ELISA, negative PCR-DNA, and negative PCR-RNA two years after a possible exposure. You also have completely normal CD4 counts. And you're still "going crazy?" Why??? Are you upset about being HIV-negative?... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineYour symptoms may be related to something other than HIV infection. Your counts indicate a good initial immune system response to HIV infection. Time will tell about your progression status.... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESThanks for your post.I think that in general, your assumptions are correct. The changes are more acute in the first year of infection, then slower over years. The main thing is that there is a lot of person-to-person variation in the rates of CD4... Read more »
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Posted by AnonymousHi,
dropping by this bulletin-board, I see there is a lot of use and abuse of t-cell subsets among worried wells. To put things in perspective - cd4/cd8-ratios were used as a surrogate marker of HIV-infection among blood donors at a US hospital... Read more »
Posted by uglyduck, 4 RepliesAt, 18 days post exposure:
PCR = Undetectable (or as one of my HIV specialist said, NEGATIVE).
CD4: 476 (kind of low, but my HIV specialist says that is normal)
CD8: 494 (OK)
CD4/CD8 %: 27% (He says is OK).
Well, I just got my resutls and saw one of... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesDoes anybody know what other viral infections apart from HIV can cause an inverted CD4:CD8 ratio?
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