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Difference Between Cd4 And Cd8 Immune Cells

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CD4 and CD4/CD8 ratio

Dear Cal, I have been recently diagnosed HIV+ (June 02) and have some questions regarding both the CD4/CD8 ratio and CD4 which do not seem to be spoken about as much as the CD4 absolute.My first question is what exactly are CD8 cells? What happens...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Thanks 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 »

CD4, CD8, CD4/CD8 ratio

Dear Dr. Bob,I have a cd4 count of 800(350-1900, range), is 50(32-68,range), cd8 count of... Read more »

CD4 - CD4:CD8 - CD4 keeps going down and doc says don't worry. It will not do any good.

I am on atripla, since 10/19/2009. I have never missed a dose, my CD4 count went up for awhile and... Read more »
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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 »
Treatment Action Group

More on the Links Between the CD4/CD8 Ratio, Immunological Perturbations, and Risk of Illness and Death

Since posting recently about studies investigating the relevance of the CD4/CD8 ratio in the antiretroviral therapy era, several new papers and presentations have provided more information on the topic. Last week in the open access journal PLoS... 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 »
TheBodyPRO.com

Higher HCV RNA Levels Associated With Greater Early T-Cell Activation and CD4+ Cell Depletion Among Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... 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 »

Use of cd4/cd8

Posted by Anonymous
Hi,
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 »

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 »