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How Cd4 T Cells Activate Cd8 T Cells

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cd4 , cd3 relevance

Dr, I have 558 abs cd4 / 41% , 953 abs cd3 / 68% so if I look at the reply to the post from the other patient am I to interpret my total CD4+ count to be 1,511 , or simply 558 ? If this factors in somehow, abs cd8 are 317 / 23% , nk cells 234 /...
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
...Your CD4+ t cell count is 558. That is what you need to follow. The CD3+ cells are all t lymphocytes, which includes CD4+ and CD8+ cells. The math will not add up exactly, as there are a few other circulating CD3+ cells as well. Read more »

CD8/CD3 cytotoxic T lymphocytes

The test of my NK profile shows my CD8/CD3 is higher than normal range? What does it mean? Read more »

Cd4 vs. T cell

Is the t cell count and the cd4 count one and the same? I am very confused when trying to do... Read more »
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CD4 and CD8 T-Cell Responses

... Thalidomide Can Boost HIV- and CMV-Specific CD8 T Cell Responses (Poster 173) Authored by P. A. J. Haslett, S. W. Zhu, W. Hanekom, and G. KaplanHaslett View the original abstract Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

The Immune System -- An Overview

...immature thymocytes, in addition to red blood cells and platelets. Thymus -- The function of the thymus is to produce mature T cells. Immature thymocytes, also known as prothymocytes, leave the bone marrow and migrate into the thymus. Through... Read more »
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Understanding Cellular Immune Responses

...These responses involve a subset of immune cells known as CD4+ T helper cells that orchestrate the activities of activated CD8+ T cells, known as cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs), which can kill cells already infected by the virus. The role of... 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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What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

Posted by TheBody
...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 »

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 »

Worried..T-Cells count going down fast!

Posted by Overstressed, 4 Replies
...what to expect..I started @1041 T-Cell and viral load 45,000 and of course I would go in and get my count every 3 months . My T-Cells would be droping so fast and in times it would be up again . There would be times that I would have 510 T-Cell... 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 »