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neg. 4 hiv. h/s ratio low 0.84. cd4 ratio was low at 30.7. cd8 ratio high at 36.5. both adsolute were normal cd4 583 cd8 694. should i be concerned?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
HIV negative: The HIV test is the only one that matters. If you were tested long enough after the last possible exposure (4-8 weeks, depending on the particular test or combination of tests), you don't have it. It was pointless to have the other tests. Nobody without a positive HIV test should be tested for CD4 etc. Your results are fine and don't indicate any health problem. Stop testing.

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