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Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

The Basics CD4 Count and HIV CD4 Count and HIV Treatment CD4 Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects your body by fighting germs and infections.White blood cells are an important part of your immune system. HIV infects and destroys a type of white blood cell called aCD4 cell (sometimes called a T-cell). As the immune system loses CD4 cells, it becomes weaker and is less able tofight off germs. When it...
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Difference between CD4 and Percentage (CD4 count versus CD4%, 2011) (LACK OF CD4 RESPONSE DESPITE TREATMENT, 2011)

Could someone explain what exactly is the correlation between CD4 cells and percentage. I know what CD4 are but what does percentage mean. Also, I have been undetectable for 1 year now, my percentage... has gone from 3 to 8 but cd4 rose to 320 from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.This gets a bit confusing, but let me try to sort this out for you. A CD4 count is not a direct cell count of CD4 cells in your blood. Rather, it's a calculation based on the total white blood cell... count and the proportion of those white... Read more »

CD4 counts vs CD4 percentage (ABSOLUTE CD4 COUNT VERSUS CD4%, 2008)

Dr. Frascino, I am a little new to dealing with HIV. I was diagnosed about 9 months ago. I was wondering what the CD4 percentage was. Because my CD4 count had changed from 510 to 409 in a three month period but the CD4 percentage had risen by...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey College Guy,I'll reprint below some information about absolute CD4 cell counts and CD4%. The CD4% is the more accurate test, as it is less susceptible to variations related to concurrent phenomena... (diurnal variation, other infections,... Read more »

Why CD4 goes down while CD4% goes up (ABSOLUTE CD4 COUNT VERSUS CD4%, 2009)

is a real pleasure to read your answers full of help, professionalism, generosity and fun. I started therapy at an absolute CD4 of 405 and 26% and VL above 100k, I started Atripla six months ago after the first three months my CD4 went up to 625 and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
HIV disease, it's important to look for long-term trends rather than worry about transient swings, especially in absolute CD4 counts. Absolute CD4 counts are calculated from the absolute lymphocyte counts. The absolute lymphocyte count is a... Read more »

Absolute CD4 count down while CD4% up. (ABSOLUTE CD4 COUNT VERSUS CD4%)

infected from unprotected oral sex. I have never done bb. Really!I am not on meds and my numbers and the following:1. 2007 01 04. CD4 310, CD4% 29, VL263000.2. 2007 04 04. CD4 342, CD4% 24%. VL was not measured.3. 2007 09 01. CD4 717, CD4% 32%. VL...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Cello-Guy,I strongly disagree with the advice your doctor gave you regarding absolute CD4 counts versus CD4%! I reviewed this topic in detail recently in this forum. Consequently, rather than retyping the same information,...specialist! He... Read more »
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Negative but with a very low CD4 and CD4/CD8

Posted by tobeabetterman, 1 Reply
Hi everyone , sorry to bother again .
I was once told by dear kicker and riverprincess that my 3 months result is conclusive , thank you very much with my best wishes , and I'm sorry I have bother you again .
Some new situation make me nervous again .... Read more »

cd4/cd8 ratio

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
cd4 helper 1254 -57%
cd8 suppressor 517-23.5%
cd4/cd8 ratio 2.43
wbc 10.7 h
platelet 425 h
mono neg
checking for reativation of ebv because my herpe virus is so high but no outbreaks. would your cd4/cd8 ratio be high with hiv or low? if you don't mind me... Read more »

CD4/CD8 que mas hacer

Posted by lll, 4 Replies
Me realice un recuento linfocitario dando lo siguiente:
CD4: 488 (41%)
CD8: 321(27%)
Cociente cd4/cd8: 1,52

Serologia de vih y hepatitis c negativas: Ya no se que hacer, estoy en una situacn contra las cuerdascomo creeis que estan estos resultados? No... Read more »

cd4 cd8

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
cuando se produce la seroconversion, cd4/cd8 < 0,8?
Que valor normal de cd4 es? i de cd8? Read more »