Mar 15, 2009
is there the possibility for a person infected with HIV to live for 7 years without any symptoms and changes in the white cell count? when is the virus affecting the white cell count?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Yes, you can have infection for that long and not have it affect the white blood cell count. In some people who have been infected for a long time, it may never affect the count. However, in people with high HIV viral loads, or who have AIDS, in addition to affects on CD4 count, there can be an effect on the white blood cell count.
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