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Is there a correlation?

May 20, 2008

Dr. Bob,

Is there a correlation between White Blood Cell Count (total) and CD4 count?

If my cd4 count was low, would my WBC count also be low?

Also, I know only getting the test matters, but if one's white cell count was high normal/high, (say around 11,000 continuously) years after the exposure could you assume you didn't have HIV?

Sorry, I know the last question was a little stupid, but any advice would be wonderful :) Thanks sooooooooo much!

Response from Dr. Frascino


1. Is there a correlation between white blood cell (WBC) count and CD4 count? There can be a "correlation," but no the type that would allow one to diagnose or infer HIV disease.

2. If your CD4 count was low, would your WBC count also be low? No, not necessarily.

3. If your WBC count was high-normal years after the exposure, could you assume you didn't have HIV? Nope!

4. Any advice? Sure, my advice is stop mentally masturbating and go get the damn test already! Frevinsakes!

You're welcome soooooooooooooooo much! Good luck with your test!

Dr. Bob

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