May 18, 1999
I recently became ill 3 weeks after what has been told to me to be a low risk encounter. I don't know her status, but am skeptical. I got alot of head congestion, sore throat, body aches, and minor lymph node swelling under my chin. I went to the doctor two days after my symptoms started (they lasted a little over two weeks) and got some blood tests run. I showed no throat problems and my doctor said it looked bacterial because my blood count showed 10.4 on the white blood cell count, which she said was very high for something viral. Do you agree with this and can this provide me some comfort that this wasn't ARS? Thanks!
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Sounds like you had a viral (not HIV) upper respiratory infection. A normal white blood cell count is 5-10. Yours is just a shade high. MH
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