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Cd4 T-helper Cells

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CD4/CD8 ratio

Doc,I just want to know about my laboratory report. Can you please explain it for me?CD4/CD8 Ratio PanelTotal White Blood Cell 4900 cells/ulLymphocytes, Abs 1677 cells/ulCD4 T Helper Cells L22 4 T Helper Cells, Abs 363CD8 T Suppressor...
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 most important number is the CD4 count which is 363 and 22%. A normal CD4 count is around 500-1500 and 30-50%. So you have had a modest decline in CD4 count. Read more »

What do I look for in Labs?

Was just recently diagnosed (yesterday) and had my Lab work done today. About 9 tubes?!?! What is... Read more »

patient position

(REport Date : 10.2.2010.My Relative Blood Report isCD4 + T Helper Cells Percentage f CD3 - 15.698... Read more »
Search for a Cure

Fixing the Body: An Immune-Based Approach to HIV

...if so to destroy them. This, in most cases, eventually can cure us of an illness or at least hold it in check. 4. How Do Helper T Cells Learn a Virus Is an Enemy? It turns out that all living things are made up of chemicals that we understand... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Selectively Suppresses Anti-HIV Defense Cells

...protect against disease by depleting these cells. From 12 HIV-positive individuals, the researchers isolated three subgroups of helper T cells: HIV-fighting cells, cytomegalovirus-fighting cells, and a "mixed" group. The scientists then examined... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV's Success Might Lie in Its Mutations

...infection. Now we need to know why." When a person is first infected with HIV, the immune system produces CD8-T killer and CD4-T helper cells. The system remembers the type of molecules on the surface of the attacking virus, so the next time the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...React With Other Drugs? The Bottom Line What Is Interleukin-2? Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is a protein made by the body. T-helper cells, a kind of white blood cell, produce IL-2 when they are stimulated by an infection. IL-2 makes... Read more »
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Interferon and Hiv

Posted by ethan_hines, 2 Replies
Why doesn't pegylated Interferon work the same way with Hiv as it does with HVB/C?. Isn't Interferon very important in fighting RNA virus infections which Hiv is one of? How does Hiv get around its defence? Read more »

Green tea?

Posted by franfrog
...see if epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a chemical found in green tea, might block HIV from attaching to the immune system's T-helper cells, thus protecting those T cells from HIV's damage. T-helper cells act as a "general" in directing and... Read more »

Labs and %s

Posted by rain05, 3 Replies
...Can someone please tell me what does the % of CD4's mean? I just received my results and forgot to ask the Doctor that question. I am sort of new here and I see how you guys are Read more »