Why Patient Have Hiv Increase Cd8

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

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 »


What is the trend in cd8 count over time in hiv infected people. Genrally, what is the best case... Read more »

CD4 is up, but so is CD8

8 months into meds, my CD4 is 349, last was 237 12/05(low was 156 7-05). Undetectable. The... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

DNCB (Dinitrochlorobenzene)

...immune system to control HIV replication and delay opportunistic infections. Some research shows that DNCB leads to increases in CD8 (T-killer or T-8) cells. These cells are an important part of the immune system. There is almost no good research... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration

...CD4 cell levels are low, many researchers think that CD4 cell counts are a good measure of immune function. They believe that increases in CD4 cell counts are a sign of immune restoration. There is some disagreement on this point. (See " Are New... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...the production of CD4 (T-helper) cells. See Fact Sheet 482 for more information on IL-2. DHEA also improves the ability of CD8 (T-killer) cells to destroy infected cells. DHEA may help normalize the immune system. A recent study shows that DHEA... Read more »
Insight Medical Communications Inc.

Use of Pharmacokinetic Enhancement in Antiretroviral Treatment-Experienced HIV Patients

...pharmacokinetics to optimize exposure to drug therapy. As currently applied to the management of HIV infection, it is used to increase exposure to protease inhibitors (PIs), all of which are associated with limited oral bioavailability.... Read more »
Connect With Others

Patients with concomitant HIV and CVID

Posted by Impossible
...IgG response may be blunted despite having normal Ig levels. Although in my case with my selective IgM deficiency it greatly increases the likelihood of me having a SAD compared to someone without any Immunoglobulin(Ig) deficiency. This alone... Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

My research

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I've found. CD4 modules are infected before contact with a T-lymphocyte which leads to a zero count of immune cells, CD4+. CD8 positive is capable of killing HIV through perforin expression, a potent toxin which eliminates HIV infected cells.... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...sharpened plastic "straw" used to sniff cocaine may transmit HIV by way of the nasal mucosa. Body piercing and tattooing may increase the risk of HIV exposure. Occupational exposure is a possible but rare source of HIV infection in health care... Read more »
Related Topics