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Hi there Pearl, should...

Hi there Pearl, should I ask the question over here ?

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

I am not experiencing much symptoms

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Not really

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Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 3 months ago
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Hello Dr, I had an HIV exposure risk 6 weeks ago. At the time of my exposure my CD4-CD8 counts were taken.
CD4: 470 CD4% : 36%
CD8 : 430 CD8% : 32%
Ratio : 1.1
I had a negative PCR (cut-off 40copies/ml) about 5 days following the exposure.
My 4th Gen HIV test came Negative about 6 weeks after the test too.What worries me is that my blood count was taken again and the results are as follow :
CD4: 570 CD4% : 22%
CD8 : 1100 CD8% : 44%
Ratio :0.5There has been a significant raise of my CD8 count (lowering my CD4%), and this gets me worried.What would be the reason for this ?
Do you think the test is reliable 6 weeks post-exposure ?
Could I be amongst the people who have delayed HIV antibody creation ?Thanks a lot !
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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 3 months ago

Dear customer the fall in CD4:CD8 cell ratio is significant here . Although a negative test at 4-6 weeks has a sensitivity of about 95% but a repeat test is recommended at 3 months to look for antibodies in people who respond late to HIV infection. So in your case with a fall in ratio i would definitely like to repeat the test to rule out HIV .

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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 3 months ago

Let me know if you have any more queries.

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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 3 months ago

Hello ,

I hope you are great . This is to remind you to please reward credit for the consult by leaving a positive rating . You can do it by clicking 5 stars on top of your page.

Thanks for your time.

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