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Laboratory Control Values For Cd4 And Cd8 T Lymphocytes

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CD4 Cell Tests

...not exact. What Factors Influence a CD4 Cell Count? The CD4 cell value can change a lot. Time of day, fatigue, and stress can affect the test results. It's best to have blood drawn at the same time of day for each CD4 cell test, and to use the same laboratory. Infections can have a large impact on CD4 cell counts. When your body fights an infection, the number of white blood cells (lymphocytes) goes up. CD4 counts go up, too. ...
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relation between cd4 cd8 and cd3

sir my question may beconfusing .the point is 9months ago l was dignose +ve .my first lab result where lymphocytes cd4;266,lymphocytes cd8;>2000.lymphocytescd3;3001and cd4/cd8;<0.13.from all these figures l donot understand what is the viral load in...
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
...None of those results are your HIV viral load results. They are all related to t lymphocyte counts. All t cells have the CD3 receptor. The CD3 cells are divided into t helper cells (CD4+) and t suppressor cells (CD8+). The normal range for Read more »

Dr H's reply to "HIVattacks CD8?, CD3? " post

Hi Doctor, I am not sure how to interpret your response: " CD3 + cells are all t lymphocytes, of which CD3+CD4+ cells are the CD4 cells we speak about. "Does that mean when you say the normal (hiv negative) CD4 range is 500-1500, you are talking...
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 normal range for CD4 cells (or said another way CD3+CD4+ cells) is 500-1500. CD4 cells are positive for both markers. Read more »

need help to understand this labs

Two months ago I developed a white corrugated lesion on the left side on my tongue. Well, it was a good warning to help me quit smoking, I thought. Some weeks later I started to have a visible skin problem that according to information found on the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your HIV-acquisition risk is very low. I have no idea why your doctor ordered a T-cell subset analysis. There was no clinical indication to do so. Your results are predictably normal.My advice is simple:1. If you Read more »

CD3's, etc

The Cleveland Clinic gives you the ability to view your labs online after the doctor reviews them. When they run my CD4 count, I notice other values in there... For example...CD3+ T Cell 3+ T Cell #CD4+CD3+ T Cell 4+CD3+ T Cell #What is CD3? What...
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
...CD3 is a receptor found on T cells, which includes CD4+ (helper cells) and CD8+ (suppressor or cytotoxicity). So a CD4 cell would be positive for CD3 and CD4. Your Read more »
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Stalking HIV Immune Dysregulation

...researchers have raised the possibility that the thymus compensates for T-cell loss by increasing its production of replacement cells, although this theory remains controversial. Part of the difficulty lays in interpreting TREC levels. Since... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Role of CD8+ Lymphocytes in the Control of SIV Viremia

...virus by a number of specific and nonspecific mechanisms, it was reasonable to ask to what extent SIV-specific CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) might be involved in the control of virus in vivo. Schmitz et al followed SIV gag-specific CTL in... Read more »
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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...Monocyte % of White Blood Cells 0-12 % Neutrophil % of White Blood Cells 40-73 % Lymphocyte Subsets Total T Lymphocytes (CD3) 990-1,910 cells per cubic millimeter (cells/mm 3 ) Total CD4 T-cells 590-1,120 cells per cubic... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Vaccine Glossary

... CD8+ T lymphocyte : immune cell that carries the "cluster of differentiation 8" (CD8) marker. CD8 T cells may be cytotoxic T lymphocytes or suppressor T cells. (See also cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) ; T cell .) cell-mediated immunity... Read more »
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What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

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...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 »

Lab Blip?

Posted by jemcd793, 4 Replies
...In the past 16 months my T-cell count has declined from 625 to 361 (361 t-cells as of December). I went back for follow-up labwork to confirm the 361 count and my t-cells have went up to 425. I am not currently on meds. My t-cell percentage... 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 »

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 »