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Offline Desertguy

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« on: June 27, 2008, 07:58:00 PM »
Can someone pleas explain to me what the % means??????  When you get your test results

Offline Winiroo

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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008, 08:19:47 PM »
The proportion of all lymphocytes that are CD4 cells is called the CD4 percentage. Positive people's CD4 percentages decline as HIV disease progresses.  An average healthy person can have a CD4 count that ranges from 500 to 1,600. and the normal range for percentages is 35-50%.

Knowing your percentage can be useful if you receive a CD4 result that you are not expecting, for example a sudden drop.
If your immune system is being damaged by HIV, then you could expect the percentage to have decreased. However, if the percentage stays the same it is more likely that you had an infection which your immune system was dealing with, which caused your CD4 count to drop.

I hope that made sense....

Offline Desertguy

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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2008, 09:21:03 PM »
PERFECT!!!!  Thank you

Offline Winiroo

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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2008, 07:15:22 PM »
Your welcome


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