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Blood count
Mar 1, 2000

Why would my white blood count be continually high? I have had a HIV test, 3 months after my last possible exposure and it was negative but the blood tests for the last year or so have all come back with a high white blood count. My doctor just said that it would show an infection. Is it possible that this could be HIV?

Response from Dr. Feinberg

Highly unlikely. HIV is associated with a low number of lymphocytes, which are part of your white blood cell count.

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