CD8 cells include lymphocytes and T-suppressor cells. Lymphocytes are called cytotoxic T cells. These CD8 cytotoxic T-cells identify and kill the cells that have been infected with viruses or that have been affected by cancer. CD8 means a cluster of differentiation 8.
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Will an HLA-B35/58 person produce antibodies against HIV?
Query: Hello doctor, I have studied that HLA-B35, HLA-B58, and HLA-B7 are responsible for the rapid progression of AIDS and often test false negative when tested. However, with C clade virus it is somewhat protective and does not lead to rapid disease progression which has something to do with the CD8 T ce... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, HLA-B35/58 (human leukocyte antigen) person will be able to produce antibodies against HIV-1 (human immunodeficiency virus). This is true for all clades. The immunogenic response is known to be somewhat greater in clade C due to a higher diversity of im... Read Full »
Please give an opinion on my blood test report.
Query: Hello doctor, Should another consult with hematologist be conducted regarding no improvement on my blood work since last time? It appears that the folic acid and B12 vitamins are not exactly working. Now T cells are dropping as with CD4 and CD8. HIV remains undetectable whereby, I believe that is r... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Low CD count can be due to altered immune function or HIV. You have been investigated with the molecular tests for HIV. So after four to six weeks of exposure, it can definitely rule out HIV. If you have investigated early with a provided period then you have to rep... Read Full »