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Dr David I have an urgent question for you please answer why would the Cd 8 supresser be elveted Cd4 Cd8ratio 1.15 Cd 4 50% 1400 but the cd8 1212 elveted worried please help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

why are you getting these tests?

these tests dont' tell you if you have HIV or not.

you have had HIV testing already which are negative.

you need to stop worrying about having HIV.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I understand what you are saying but I am so upset why does my cd8 supresser would be high 1212 the ratio is 1.15 please explain it to me are there other things that make that go up

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

your immune system controls your CD8 and 4 levels

ratios of these levels don't tell us about your immune system or HIV

your immune system brings these ratios up and down as your immune system needs them.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

So my cd 4 say 1400 and 50% pos normal my cd8 say 43% pos high1212 and cd 4 and cd8 Ratio 1.15 so what would be the causes of cd 8 high

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

there is no cause.

there is no problems with this ratio.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

so the ratio is normal but the cd8 elveted The cd 4 is 1400 50% what i am trying to ask you does this indicate Hiv please help me

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

no, this doesn't indicate HIV

I have told you this already

your prior HIV testing have all been negative.

this worry is driven from your excessive anxiety

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I have been sick so the doctor did these tests please tell me what does my test mean . if I give yoiu all the numbers just explain to me in plain what does cd 8 eleveted mean thank you

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

I have told you that this test doesn't mean anything.

HIV is not causing you to be sick

it is your anxiety disorder which is causing your symptoms

you need to get more treatment for your anxiety

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

ok so you do not know why cd 8 are elveted

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

it is normal for your CD8 to be elevated.

your immune system takes care of this to keep you healthy.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

ok please opt out

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

ok

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Dr David I am asking you why would my blood test look like that cd4 1400 pos50% and cd8 1212 43% now please if you do not know tell me if you do please answer me because I am worried and very scared thank you

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

these are normal levels

your immune system changes your CD4 and 8 levels to help fight off infections.

why did you even have this blood test?

your doctors should not have ordered this blood test for you

you shouldn't have requested it.

it only is worsening your anixety

it is not helping you to move on past this fear of HIV

until you get more therapy for your anxiety symptoms, you will continue to worry about HIV which you don't have

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

no they are not normal cd 8 is elveted why and it is elveted in hiv

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

it is not a sign of HIV