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CD4+ cells, also known as Helper T cells are lymphocytes (WBCs) that form a crucial component of our immune system.
CD4 test is done mainly in PLHIV to check the immune status of the individual. A healthy CD4 count, more than 500 cells/uL implies good immunity. This is generally interpreted along with Viral Load test. This is not a diagnostic test for HIV.
CD8 cells are sub-population of T lymphocyte cells. These cells mediate cytotoxic-suppressor activity. An increase in the number of CD8+ cells is observed in HIV infection. CD8 cells also kill cancer cells and other invaders.
CD3 + CD4+ counts are used to characterize and monitor some forms of immunodeficiency and autoimmune diseases.
HIV infects a type of white called cells called CD4 cells and destroys them. If too many CD4 cells are affected, the immunity of an individual goes down.
This test is done to monitor your immune status. You may also have this test to see how well HIV treatment is working.
A healthy immune system normally has a CD4 count in a healthy immune system range from 500 to 1,600 cells/mm3. When a CD4 count is lower than 200 cell/mm3, a person will receive a diagnosis of AIDS. AIDS occurs in stage 3 of HIV.
1 Pregnancy 2. Excessive alcohol consumptions 3 medicines like steroids
It is generally recommended to-do a CD4 test every three to six months during the first two years of treatment. You should go by your doctor advice regarding the frequency of testing.