|am I infected, cause for concern.
Mar 9, 2011
I had all the symptoms of ars 2 weeks after an extremely high risk unprotected anal assult, (i think the attacked to have hiv however i was unconscious). Most of the symptoms went away but i have felt like my immune system is low ever since. I very slowly started to feel better but i got sick again and again.
testing: pcr dna at 27 days (negative) 28 day antibody oraquick (negative) 29 day blood antibody test (negative) 6 week antibody (negative) 8 week antibody (negative) 8 week CBC: wbc 4.6, lymphs 1.5 (obviously low)
My question is , do people get better and have wbc's go up after antibody or in reaction to antibody production? I think my body is finally getting over the sickness and low wbc and my next test will be Positive.
Thanks, Doctor Franscino!
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Sorry to hear about your sexual assault. That you have tested PCR DNA undetectable at day 27 and have had negative HIV-antibody tests out to eight weeks is extremely encouraging. The vast majority of folks who are HIV infected will have detectable levels of anti-HIV antibodies in their blood within four to six weeks of primary infection. (They will also have detectable HIV PCR DNA by day 27, although we don't use the test for routine HIV-diagnostic screening.)
Your concerns about your WBC count and lymphocyte levels on your recent CBC are unwarranted and do not in any way suggest you will subsequently test HIV positive.
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