Why Patient Have Hiv Increase Cd8

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what happens when cd4/cd8 ratio is 0.24

sir, i am hiv-2 positive patient and also affected with TB (which has been treated recently before 3 months).taking treatment for hiv ,before my cd4 and cd8 ratio was 0.49 but now it has been drastically changed to as belownow my cd4 cells-177and...
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 cell count. On the other hand, if your CD4 count has not changed, but just your ratio, then this could be related to your CD8 count increasing, which is a natural reaction to HIV infection. Read more »


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