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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsInfectious Diseases · 2 months ago

Cd4 cd8 ratio ?

CMIA HIV test is negative at 3-10 months and after one year. Is that conclusive? 

CD4 count is 702 

CD8 is 752,  ratio is 0.93.

Does that mean the immunity is low?

Update:

Cd4/Cd8 was done because recurrent symptoms like sore throat, oral thrush and some non healing fungal infections 

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  • 2 months ago

    Not exactly sure why they did CD4/CD8. Not exactly the normal diagnostic flow. The new recommendations revised by the CDC is as follows and that is do a 4th generation test which you had done and then if it's negative then it's over. No need for anything else. 

    https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/2014/hiv...

    The CD4/CD8 is not FDA approved to diagnose HIV but it is approved to monitor counts once HIV is diagnosed. 

    Nothing you have provided has indicated a need for CD4 counts so any clinical relevance will have to come from your doctor. I take it you have never been HIV positive based on your antibody test. 

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