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Cd8 And Hiv

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cd8 in hiv2

Doctor,please,answer my question,if in hiv 2 cd8 are becoming lower then in hiv1? I have cd8 26.6%,588.and cd19 are 10,8% and cd3+cd4 41%.Thank You.My hivrna is undetectable.Thank You for Your answer....
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
CD8 counts in general are somewhat higher in HIV-2 than HIV-1 infection. Your CD8 count is certainly within the range of people with HIV-2 infection. You don't indicate your age, but older people with HIV-2 also have somewhat lower CD8 counts... Read more »

Role of CD8 in HIV progression

Hi Dr. Hope you can help me understand something, in one of your recent posting 15th Feb 2009 you... Read more »

history of cd4 and cd8 lymphopenia but hiv 1 and hiv 2 and western blot has been ruled out

my cd4 count is at 478/ul lymph is at 36.8% my cd8 count is at 113/ul lymph 8.7% but have never... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Focusing on CD8: The "Other T Cell" in HIV Infection

Two types of T cells are critically important in HIV infection. Most discussion of these immune cells refers to the subset known as CD4+, which is the cell type counted during most patient visits to gauge when to start antiretroviral therapy and the... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Antiviral Activity of Virus-Specific CD8 T Cells Linked to Rate of CD4 T Cell Decline in HIV Infection

The extent to which virus-specific CD8 T cell responses contribute to control of viral load and prevention of disease progression in HIV infection has long been a subject of conflicting data and controversy. Early tests of the ability of CD8 T cells... Read more »
The Well Project

Comprender Qué Son las Células CD4 y CD8

Tabla de Contenidos Aspectos básicos Recuento de células CD4 y VIH Pruebas de células CD4 y CD8 Conclusión Referencias Aspectos básicos Las células CD4 y CD8 son glóbulos blancos que desempeñan funciones importantes en... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Immune Cells Worn Out From HIV Fight Given New Life to Assault Disease: Study

Researchers report they have found a way to revivify "killer" CD8 immune cells, which could some day be used to assist the body's natural infection-fighting power against HIV. CD8 cells normally seek and destroy infected cells, but they become... Read more »
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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, 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 »

Good News... PCR/CD4/CD8 results!!

Posted by uglyduck, 4 Replies
At, 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 »