Does Cmv Cause High WBC

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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC) These measure the amount and volume of hemoglobin in an average cell. These are less important but help to detect various anemias and leukemias. White Blood Cells: Infection Fighters White Blood Cell (WBC) Count WBCs, or leukocytes , help prevent and fight infections. A normal count ranges from 4,000-11,000/mm3 in a healthy adult. A high count may mean that your body is fighting an...
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Hi...My dad has been HIV+ for about 9 years now. He was diagnosed with ALL last year (which at this moment is currently in remission). He is currently taking maintence chemo pills and Atripla for his HIV. He was just told he has CMV. Is he in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation for 57 days a week or by 1,000mg capsules 3 times a day. Possible side effects include low red blood cells (anemia), low white blood cells, low platelets, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dry mouth,... Read more »

High CMV Titers: Treatment?

I just received some test results I don't understand. My T-cells are 421, ratio 40% and viral load undetectable - all good. But ..."the CMV titers are very high, indicating a prior infection but a hugh immune response (my titer is 197 and the...
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
...Assuming the results are for CMV antibody titers, then no treatment is required. This likely just indicates prior exposure. It would only become a problem if Read more »

increasing health issues

I have been HIV+ (known) for about 18 years and on antiviral meds about as long. I have had increasingly worsening health problems of late: congestive heart failure, low platelet count (@30) diagnosis ITP ,WBC (@2.8), poor liver function (SGOT @70,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You don't mention which HIV meds you are taking (this is a forum for side effects of HIV treatment). ITP can be managed in some cases with effective HIV suppression. Other cases may require courses of corticosteroids, sometimes gamma globulin or... Read more »

HIV- and very sick with cmv.

I was diagnosed with CMV in May of 2001, after being sick for three months. I had a low-grade fever for 5 weeks. My thyroid was very enlarged. My glands were sore and swollen. I had a violent cough, chest congestion. My lungs were crackeling...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...People with healthy immune systems can indeed get sick from CMV, but it's not very common. Even when it does happen, the CMV doesn't continue to cause problems for the rest of their lives. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...quickly cause blindness unless treated. CMV can spread throughout the body and infect several organs at once. The risk of CMV is highest when CD4 cell counts are below 50. It is rare in people with 100 or more T-cells. The first signs of CMV... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Monitoring Tests for People With HIV

...called plasma. The complete blood count (CBC) is an inventory of the different cellular components of the blood: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. This test is important because people with HIV may have low blood cell counts... Read more »
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) for 5-7 days a week or by 1,000mg capsules 3 times a day. Possible side effects include low red blood cells (anemia), low white blood cells, low platelets, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dry mouth,... Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...normal range they use. Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood is made up of different types of cells including red blood cells,white blood cells, and platelets. The complete blood count (CBC) is a test thatmeasures the amount of these cells in a... Read more »
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Strange circumstances

Posted by Impossible, 1 Reply
...cell counts at 2,9, and 10 weeks post exposure specifically neutrophils(these are elevated early on during viral infections. My WBC count was fine at 13 weeks post exposure, I had no other CBC's except these. Keep in my two years ago when I was... Read more »

cmv ebv do i have hiv too

Posted by schokoo, 1 Reply
...i have cmv and ebv both vca igg positive in high levels but vca igm negative. do i seroconvert late for hive then. does it mean that i have hiv to. i have tested duo test for Read more »

Yet another anxious newbie.

Posted by Xenoid, 1 Reply 21% (2.6 absolute) and absolute lymphocytes at 4.0. Everything else was normal. On 3/14, the CBC had changed to a normal WBC of 7.3, segmented neutrophils even lower at 22% (absolute neutrophil much lower at 1.6), lymphocytes elevated to 68%... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... CMV is a virus that is causes mono like symptoms, but a person will test negative on a monospot if they have it. My question is, Read more »