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Cd4 And White Blood Cell Count

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Hellois there the possibility for a person infected with HIV to live for 7 years without any symptoms and changes in the white cell count?when is the virus affecting the white cell count?
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
...Yes, you can have infection for that long and not have it affect the white blood cell count. In some people who have been infected for a long time, it may never affect the count. However, in people with high HIV viral Read more »

Drop of CD4 Count

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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...your blood. CBCs areespecially important for HIV+ people because some HIV drugs and infections cancause changes in your red or white blood cell counts. Red blood cells(erythrocytes) Red blood cells (RBCs) carry oxygen... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and HIV

...some serious side effects, including flu-like symptoms, irritability, depression, and low red blood cell counts (anemia) or white blood cell counts. Talk with your health care provider about how to deal with side effects. Ribavirin can cause... Read more »
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...What Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count? Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind Read more »

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...When you get a standard blood workup from the doctor and they say your white blood cell count is elevated would that correspond to a recent HIV exposure? I was not sure if an HIV exposure would cause a decreae in white Read more »

Truvada / Viramune; My first year on HAART

Posted by AugustusII, 1 Reply
...two years untreated was pretty good. My only regret starting treatment is the fact that I now have anemia and leukopenia, low white blood cell count. It's not terribly low but just under the low end of the scale for each. But it's been since I... Read more »