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Author Topic: CD4 Report - Please explain  (Read 2239 times)

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Offline Bunny

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CD4 Report - Please explain
« on: October 17, 2011, 07:47:34 AM »
I like very much this forum I am getting prompt replies/suggestions our senior members.

I got my CD4 report today, it reads as

FLOW CYTOMETRY
LYMPHOCYTE SUBSET ENUMERATION. BLOOD
                                                                                       NORMAL RANGE
% CD3+/CD45+ (T-CELLS.)                 92.1          59-84%
ABSOLUTE CD3+ LYMPHOCYTE COUNT       2281       716-2130 /ÁL
% CD3+/CD4+ (T-HELPER CELLS)               19.7          26-48 %
ABSOLUTE CD4+ LYMPHOCYTE COUNT       488          354-1100 /ÁL
%CD3+/CD8+ (T-SUPPRESSOR CELLS)            68.4          18-41 %
ABSOLUTE CD8+ LYMPHOCYTE COUNT     1693       192-980 /ÁL
CD4/CD8 RATIO                             0.29          0.57-2.03

My doctor says the report is okay, I know only CD4 count in this report, what about other readings, what they says.Am i Okay? Please explain, I am just curious to know

Thanks in advance.
August 2010, CD4 320
December 2010, CD4 250
June 2011 CD4 ?,(started lamivudine, nevirapine, stavudine )
September 2011, CD4 488
January 2012, Switched drugs due to severe Peripheral neuropathy (Started lamivudine, nevirapine, Zidovudine)
February 2012, CD4 485
August 2012,CD4 472
October 2012, Switched drugs to Lamivudine, Tenofavir, Effavirenz
Jan 2012, CD4 600
Sept 2013, CD4 555
Mar 2014, CD4 612
Sep 2014, CD4 427

Offline sam66

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Re: CD4 Report - Please explain
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2011, 08:53:53 AM »
 Hi Bunny

           Lot of tests are done when you are diagnosed +ve.

           These tests help the doctors to asses the state of your health, state of the immune system
           and the progress of hiv in your body.


           Lessons topic should help you to understand what these tests are, follow the link below

            http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/BloodTest_5030.shtml

           Explanation of CD cells :-   http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/TCellTest_4727.shtml

             all the best

« Last Edit: October 17, 2011, 09:02:14 AM by sam66 »
december 2007 diagnosed +ve ,

Offline newt

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Re: CD4 Report - Please explain
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2011, 11:44:43 AM »
Hello,

This means:

% CD3+/CD4+ (T-HELPER CELLS)               19.7          26-48 %

Your CD4 % (proportion of CD4 cells in your lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell). A CD4% around 20% indicates time for treatment

ABSOLUTE CD4+ LYMPHOCYTE COUNT       488          354-1100 /ÁL

Your CD4 count (number of CD4 cells in a microlitre of blood, about a drop). A count of around 500 is high, normal even, but with your CD% being low still indicates time for treatment.

The numbers on the right show the normal range, ie what someone without HIV will expect to score on the test.

I would be happy with these results.

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline Bunny

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Re: CD4 Report - Please explain
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2011, 06:16:58 AM »
Thanks Sam66 and Newt,

Newt, I already started ART.Thanks for your kind words.
August 2010, CD4 320
December 2010, CD4 250
June 2011 CD4 ?,(started lamivudine, nevirapine, stavudine )
September 2011, CD4 488
January 2012, Switched drugs due to severe Peripheral neuropathy (Started lamivudine, nevirapine, Zidovudine)
February 2012, CD4 485
August 2012,CD4 472
October 2012, Switched drugs to Lamivudine, Tenofavir, Effavirenz
Jan 2012, CD4 600
Sept 2013, CD4 555
Mar 2014, CD4 612
Sep 2014, CD4 427

Offline eric48

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Re: CD4 Report - Please explain
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2011, 07:01:35 PM »
you've experienced a 150 + increase in CD4 count in a year.

Things may plateau for a little while, then gradually go on the increase again (statistically speaking, of course, everyone is different...)

immune restoration may take a while  something like 2-3 years...

the greenest zone is when your CD4 + has been above 500 and VL UD for at least 3 years.

You are on the right track, which is why your doc is happy with the results, I suppose.

Be well!

Eric
NVP/ABC/3TC/... UD; CD4 > 1000; CD4/CD8 ~ 2.0   safety stock : 3 months (2013: FOTO= 5d. ON 2d. OFF ; 2014: NCT02157311 = 4d. ON, 3d. OFF)

 


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