Q and A


What does CD4 and CD8 counts mean?

If CD4 count is 421 and CD8 is 606 what does it mean?


Hi, how are you doing?

Your CD8 count is in a normal range. A healthy count is between 150 and 1000.

Your CD4 count is more important in the context of HIV. These are the cells that HIV infect and kill. A healthy range is between 430 and 1690. You are just below this range which means HIV has likely affected your immune system. Are you on treatment? If you are your CD4 count should recover and soon be within this healthy range.

A lower CD4 count means you are more prone to other infections as your immune system is weakened. Treatment stops HIV infecting these cells and allows the body to naturally recover them.



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