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Could Hiv Cause A High White Blood Cell Count

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The Well Project

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

...Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see sheet called Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests ) HIV Illness How HIV is...
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re: low white cells low cd4% high viral load and toxo

Apparently the first hospital my sister in law was in gave us a count instead of percentage for her cd4. I spoke to the doctor and she said the CD4 count is 303 and 15% and her viral load is now 250000. It is possible that the nurse at the first...
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
...that they are giving her medicine to increase her white blood cell count. I still don't understand the rationale for delaying HIV treatment. If she could get that started, it would go a long way to getting her out of the hospital. Read more »

high white blood cell count, no HIV?

i recently went to the ER with lower back pains and abdominal pains and my period was 2 1/2 months late. they did a urine test and blood test and i was not pregnant, but found thru blood tests and urine tests that i had UTI, kidney infection, and...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...which may indicate HIV is a low CD4 lymphocyte count. (And that is not a specific test, but only an indicator.)You wonder if a high white blood cell count is an indicator of HIV? No. In fact with HIV, the white blood cell counts tend to be lower... Read more »

Muscle pain and high white blood cell count

Dear Dr. Frascino:I have been positive for 21 years, and have been shown to be resistant to all current medications. I have recently had a drop in my white blood cells and have been told that I should restart Fuzeon treatments in anticipation of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello In Pain,Low white blood cell counts and/or high HIV plasma viral loads would not directly cause joint or muscle pain. There are a wide variety of potential HIV-associated conditions Read more »

Elevated White Blood Cell Count and Headache

I recently went to see my doctor because I had a pretty strong headache for about three days off and on. He checked me out and had my blood drawn. The blood test revealed my WBC count was high and that my platelets looked abnormal---he wasn't...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...questions. Recurrent sinusitis is common in the general population, though appears to be more severe or more common among those with HIV infection. Sinus headaches are typical for any sinus infection, and the severity and location is related to... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...cells are smaller than normal. This is usually caused by an iron deficiency or chronic disease. A high MCV can be caused by HIV medications. This is not dangerous. However, a high MCV can indicate megaloblastic anemia, where red blood cells are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

... What Are CD4 Cells? Why Are CD4 Cells Important in HIV? What Is a CD4 Test? What Factors Influence a CD4 Cell Count? How Are the Test Results Reported? What Do the Numbers Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted changes in body fat that are experienced by many HIV+ people.Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+ people. Although... Read more »
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Macrophage Activation Syndrome

Posted by Dgrace, 1 Reply
...My brother found out he had HIV in July of 2010, his count was under 200, He did not know he had HIV and only recently had symptoms of the disease. He started Read more »

White Blood Count Question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...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 blood cells or an increase. I realize... Read more »

wbc from D.J.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...correct. Could be high or low. I also stated I have seen it myself. Now this is just a snipet from Dr. Gallant one of the leading HIV Dr. in the world. Please get of my ass for I am sick of lonley old maids attacking a person personally. I donat... Read more »

Ferritin as a predictor of HIV mortality?

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...the level of the immune response. A recent study (2004) found that high levels of serum ferritin had a high correlation with HIV mortality regardless of viral load and CD4 count. It seems that ferritin effects the ability of certain white... Read more »