|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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