Total WBC count and Primary HIV
Jul 16, 2001
Hi Dr. Aberg
I would like to thank you for contributing your knowledge and expertise to this forum, I really enjoy reading your answers.
I was wondering if the total WBC would drop during the acute seroconversion illness. I imagine that it would be below normal given the fact that the CD4 count falls drastically during this illness. Your input would greatly be appreciated.
Response from Dr. Aberg
Yes, the total WBC (white blood count) may be lower than normal in acute infection. This happens not only in HIV but in most viral illnesses.
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