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What disorders produce low CD4 antigen and high cd8?

A classic. Hi. A classic for that profile would be HIV. If you are at risk, I'm sure your doctor has thought of that. Why was the CD4/CD8 profile ordered? Have you had any opportunistic infections? If HIV negative, I suspect your doc may refer you to an infectious disease specialist. Good luck! Read more...

Is it true Oral Candida can only occur on late stages of HIV or with a low CD4 count and not in the seroconversion state? I am 7 weeks HIV negative

Candida & Immunity. Normal people often have oral candida, not just immune-deficient people. Usually there are reasons why something has affected the surface immunity in the mouth, but we can't always say that. Examples: antibiotics for any infection, use of asthma inhalers containing corticosteroids, use of prednisone or other oral steroids for any illness, injections of steroids, having uncontrolled diabetes. Read more...

Meningitis 6 mos ago, recovered. Still bouts of fatigue/fluish body aches. Hiv neg. Immune work up only finds slightly low cd4 count. What to do?

Some advice. Tough to fully recover from meningitis of any kind, as it take literally 6-9 months. Do NOT worry about a low CD-4, instead start to focus on regaining physical fitness. Would start with a good physical therapist, then a personal trainer. Focus on eating healthy, avoid gluten containing items, inflammatory type foods such as corn products, eat healthy fats such as avocados, salmon. Read more...