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Cd4 T Cell Markers

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VL and CD 4 increasing?

Hi, I did get my HIV for about 18 months ago, I am not on treatment. My first tests 5 months ago the VL was 52.000 HIV-1 RNA copies/ml and CD 4 was 860, CD8 1230 and CD3 was 2090, with a remark from the lab: approximately 6% of the T-lymfocytter are...
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
...recently vaccinated). This is a good example where a viral load test should be repeated. In regards to the remark, there are t lymphocytes that stain positive for both CD4 and CD8 markers. They are a type of memory t cell active in viral... Read more »


I have been + for 10 years. My initial VL was 300,000 and T's was 79. My initial therapy was... Read more »

Dr H's reply to "HIVattacks CD8?, CD3? " post

Hi Doctor, I am not sure how to interpret your response: " CD3 + cells are all t lymphocytes, of... Read more »
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Relationship of Immunological Markers to CD4+ T Cells and HIV RNA at Baseline in Naive Patients

... Relationship of Immunological Markers and Thymic Index to CD4+ T Cells and HIV RNA at Baseline in Treatment Naive HIV-Infected Patients (ThPeB7177) Authored by M. Nokta, M. Pu, J. Spritzler, B. Gross, Read more »
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Higher HCV RNA Levels Associated With Greater Early T-Cell Activation and CD4+ Cell Depletion Among Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients

...Douglas SD, Moscicki AB, Holland CA, for The Reach Project Of The Adolescent Medicine Hiv/Aids Research Network. CD8+ CD38+ T cells but not HIV type 1 RNA viral load predict CD4+ T cell loss in a predominantly minority female HIV+ adolescent... Read more »
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Elite Controllers May Experience Higher Immune Activation Levels Than Other HIV-Infected Patients, Spurring Concerns of CD4+ Decline

...patients with high levels of T-cell activation tend to progress more rapidly to AIDS and, in the setting of treatment, gain fewer T cells during suppressive antiretroviral therapy. We wondered whether these elite controllers, while exhibiting... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Second Time Around: T-cell Memory and HIV

...other immune system players like the CD8 killer T-cells. CD8 killer T-cells perform the vital task of identifying and destroying cells that have been invaded by infectious agents. Getting Specific A typical adult has a lot of T-cells running... Read more »
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What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

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...What Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count? Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When Read more »

CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing.

Posted by TonyF, 4 Replies considered a myth that the medical establishment promotes. We are led to believe that our bi-yearly doctor checkup of our CD4+Tcell count is a good baseline determination of where we stand immunologically. High CD4+Tcell count means that... Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I've read all the uplifting stories and still cant stop thinking I'm positive as well as some of my family members. I've posted before so some of you may rememeber. My risk was slight oral exposure (on her) to a stripper that was from Russia. It... Read more »

Use of cd4/cd8

Posted by Anonymous caused by a variety of autoimmune diseases, infections or even natural variations. The implication here is that these t-cell tests should be done only among HIV-infected or people with very clear indications of immunodeficiency (like repeated... Read more »