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Low WBC from a Complete Blood Count...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a Complete Blood Count done for a regular physical exam. The results freaked me out, I have a low White Blood Count of 3.8 out of the lab norm of 4.5-11.0. My Neutrophils percentage was 39.3% with the lab norm of 50-70%. My lymphocyte... Read more »

Low WBC Count - So Scared, please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
On 3/16 I tested negative for the HIV virus. This was approximately 8 weeks after having unprotected sex and there were other partners prior to that. However, two weeks later on April 4, I had some blood work done because I wasn't feeling well. I... Read more »

Time between infection and the CBC to show low WBC and Lymphocytes numbers

Posted by CharlieTrotter, 1 Reply
Hi

I'm an individual that has frequented commercial sex workers over the past couple of years (in between girlfriends). Each and every time I have used a condom. The best of my knowledge, none of the condoms have ever broken.

In July I had a CBC,... Read more »

WBC & stress???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know I am stressing myself out but I had a CBC done and my white blood count was low normal. Could stress cause it to be low? Any other factors? I have tested negative with Home Access way past window period but am nervous that they may have... Read more »

wbc from D.J.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

If you would have read my post and my reply you would have read where I said "Both seem to be 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.... Read more »
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Would low WBC's, Neutorphils delay seroconversion or cloud test results?

Hi Dr. Bob,You are an amazing man, really. Happy New Year to you. You have kept me going through a horrible time in my life. I wrote to you on December 9th, donated, and sincerely appreciate your answer about being free and clear of HIV 7 months...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Four negative DNA PCRs and seven negative antibody tests out to seven months post-exposure are definitive, conclusive and extremely excessive! Low WBC or neutrophils would not affect anti-HIV antibody production, the duration of the window period... Read more »

Darunavir or not to Darunavir + Low WBC

Hi Joe,I have another question for you. I have recently seen my consultant, and he has suggested changing PI's from Atazanavir to Darunavir. He quotes a few studies that suggest additional benefit for DRV. At the moment I'm undetectable on...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Michael,Thanks for your questions. Darunavir is now approved for both first line treatment as well as for treatment experienced patients. It is a very potent protease inhibitor, but potency does not seem to be an issue with your regimen since you... Read more »

Low WBC during standard testing-HIV???

I've been extremely concerned about being HIV infected, but testing negative on standard antibody tests. Therefore, I just recently asked my family doctor to order standard blood testing to see if everything looked normal otherwise. Well,...
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
Based on your history and timing of tests, you do not have HIV infection. Hundreds of things can cause low white blood cell counts. Age, ethnic background, other infections, medications, or even the time of day can all affect this count. I would... Read more »

Low WBC during standard testing - HIV???

I've been extremely concerned about being HIV infected, but testing negative on standard antibody tests. Therefore, I just recently asked my family doctor to order standard blood testing to see if everything else looked normal otherwise....
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

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

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloAlthough a decreased white blood count can be an indicator of HIV infection, it is not an absolute marker. The white blood count can be decreased in a number of other clinical situations including other viral infections, bone marrow... Read more »
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