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Atripla And Low White Cell Count

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Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

The Basics CD4 Count and HIV CD4 Count and HIV Treatment CD4 Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects your body by fighting germs and infections.White blood cells are an important part of your immune system. HIV infects and destroys a type of white blood cell called aCD4 cell (sometimes called a T-cell). As the immune system loses CD4 cells, it becomes weaker and is less able tofight off germs. When it...
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Low white cell count

I have HIV and have low white cell count. I'm worried about how my low count will be affected when I have to take interferon and ribavirin for my hepatitis c? ...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Treatment of hepatitis C in someone infected with HIV is an area that is being studied very intensely. In general, interferon-based treatments do lower white blood cell counts, although rarely into a range that is low enough to contribute to... Read more »

low white cell count

Hi.Within a period of 2 years if my white cell count has dropped from 9.1 down to 5.4 x 10 9/L would this be cause for some concern, in the absence of hiv infection? ...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
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Low White Blood Cell Count & ELISA, DNA-PCR

What, if any does a low white blood cell count have on antibody production and ELISA testing at 6 months? I have tested negative for both ELISA at 5 3/4 months and negative PCR-DNA at 4 months, but have a low white blood cell count (3.5 k/uL).Does...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Your white blood cell count is low, but not that low (normal range about 5-10). That count should have no bearing on your body's ability to generate antibodies. It appears you are not infected.MH... Read more »

Low white blood cell count

Does a white blood cell count of 3500 indicate the possibility of hiv infection?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Total white blood cell counts CANNOT beused to indicate possible HIV infection. A person can have a white bloodcell count in any range (low, normal or high), and still have HIV. Only atest specific for HIV can... Read more »
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Low White Blood Cell count

Posted by adlers, 1 Reply
Hi,
I recently had a Full Blood Count taken as routine as i have had bad stomach aches etc recently. When they returned they showed a low white blood cell count. The blood was taken about a week after a very drunken incident with a guy. We had sex... Read more »

hsv2 and low white blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Could having hsv2 delay hiv antibody results(keep coming up negative but positve)? And could a low white blood cell count 3.9 normal is 3.8- 10.5 be a sign of possible aids or hiv becoming aids even though negative on antibody test and negative on... Read more »

white blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Could low white blood cell count (3.9) normal is 3.8- 10.5 but constantly negative on hiv antibody and pcr test past 1 yr be a sign of anything hiv related or aids? Please answer. Thank you.

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Question on White cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Thanks in advance for your help. I had on June 12 a risk of exposure. But I have a question on the blood count if anyone can help.

June 12 Possible exposure
July 13 got sick 2 days of fever and swolen throat
July 27 went to Doctor and did a blood test

Fr... Read more »