Counting White Blood Cells In Hiv Patients

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interferon and hiv

befor i took interferon my cd4 was 915 and after 4 months from begining interferon cd4 now 436 cd8 424 cd3 860why that habend and what it mean and what should i do now .thank you
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...only the CD4 percentage.The reason for this is that interferon reliably causes many different cell lines to fall - including white blood cell counts, platelet counts - and in HIV infected patients - CD4 counts. However, it is important to note... Read more »

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...your T-cell number dropped along with the drop in your white cell count. T-cell numbers are actually calculated from your total white blood cell (WBC) count, and so I would expect your number to be lower if your actual white cell count fell. The... Read more »

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Low White Blood Cell count

Posted by adlers, 1 Reply
...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 and... Read more »


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 »

White Blood Cell Count

Posted by sunkyst, 2 Replies
...freaked out. I went to my doctor to get my blood work results and he told me that all the tests were normal except that my white blood cell count was slightly elevated. I've tested for HIV several times over the past 2 months, including having... Read more »

More Promise for Hope

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...received the modified gene or was given a placebo. What he does know is that his T-cell count -- a measure of infection-fighting white blood cells -- has more than doubled. Although he remains HIV-positive, the level of virus in his bloodstream... Read more »
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