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Acute Hiv And White Blood Cell Test

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Acute HIV Infection

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Red blood cell indices and recent infection

My question is in reference to recent exposures (under 1 year) to Hiv and whether or not certain abnormal RBC indices are usually seen? Is this more common in the later stages of Hiv/Aids, and/or with the use of certain medications? Thanks for...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...acute infection, some people do develop anemia with a lower than normal red blood count, hematocrit and hemoglobin. Also, the white blood cell count (WBC) and lymphocyte count can be decreased. This decrease is usually transient, and sustained... Read more »

Total White Blood Cells

Dear Doctor, Recently you answered a question regarding the total white blood count during ARS, and you reponse was "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...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...The white boold count can vary in an individual from day to day. In fact, the white blood count can vary according to the time of the day which is why we recommend that you get your CD4 count drawn about the same time of Read more »

WBC COUNT I HAVE TO KNOW

WILL YOUR WBC EVER GO UP HIGH MINE 13.59 AND IT SENT UP A RED FLAG TO ME SAYING HEY THIS IS COULD VERY WELL BE HIV I HAVEN'T HAD THE TEST BUT PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT MY CBC WOULD DO IF I WERE HIV POSITIVE
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...HelloWhen the white blood count is high, it is usually indicative of an acute infection. HIV disease does not usually "present itself" with a high white blood Read more »

White Cells

Hi doc , I had possible exposure Jan 1st , then jan the 17th Kabooom , I had sore throat(Strep G) Dr said this was not related to HIV (acute) as this is a bacteria. Then my Glands went up and one stayed up for 2 weeks. I had a normal blood test and...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...strep throat can cause swollen lymph nodes in the back of your neck. Given your symptoms, I would discuss ordering a plasma HIV RNA level with your health care provider. Read more »
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WHITE BLOOD CELLS COUNT

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...if u are infected with hiv does this show up in wbc counts? and does a normal blood test ever suggest a hiv test should be taken>? Read more »

wbc from D.J.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...cbc and on another that wbc is high in acute hiv whats true ?? Both. There's a big difference between saying that a white blood cell count might be high during acute HIV infection and saying that you can rule out HIV infection if it... Read more »

CBC Blood test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I understand CBC blood tests are not the way to diagnose HIV, but what does your WBC do in acute infection? Does it go up or down? Read more »

Bad Dream Part II

Posted by parquenord, 1 Reply
...Thanks to all for you kind words yesterday. (I posted in the wrong forum-Living with HIV). Went to doctor yesterday for first test results. First test ELISA-positive, second test Western Blot-positive. Am awaiting Read more »