Apr 2, 2013
I had a cvc blood test done. First one last friday and everything was normal but the white blood count which was 3.75. Hiv was negative also. This friday I did another hiv test which was negative and the cvc test. my white blood count decreased to 2.5 and my platelets were 1000. now i have to see a blood specialist. could I have HIV. Only exposure was 5 weeks ago when I kissed someone open mouthed. but no blood. My doctor says no, but I would appreciate your opinion. Thanks.. My mind is racing. If not what could it be cancer, anemia?
| Response from Dr. Wohl
Your HIV testing indicates you are not infected and your exposure does not carry any risk of HIV transmission. There are many reasons for a low WBC. A high platelet count can be a sign of inflammation. A good doctor can figure all this out. I would not look at HIV as a cause for either.
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