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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Lab tests, or blood work, can give important clues about your overall health and HIV disease. Many of these tests should be done shortly after learning that you're HIV-positive. This will establish a "baseline" measure of your immune health and show how active HIV is. Knowing this information will help you watch for changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age,...
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Low white blood cell count

Does a white blood cell count of 3500 indicate the possibility of hiv infection?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Total white blood cell counts CANNOT beused to indicate possible HIV infection. A person can have a white bloodcell count in any range (low, normal or high), and still have HIV. Only atest specific for HIV can... Read more »

Low white blood cell count

The good news is my new change meds has viral load to undectable and cd4 at 444. Yea!! Hiv plus since 1987. I have a very resistant virus and take Intelence, Truvada, Prezista & Norvir, and Isentress. My wbc is 2.8 which is the lowest reading...
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
Although these HIV meds are not usually associated with decreased blood counts, it is possible that your counts were affected by these meds given the timing of the decrease. I agree with your doctor's plan. Given your history of drug resistant... 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
Thanks for your 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... Read more »

Elevated liver enzymes and low white blood cell count

First, let me say that some of your responses I have read have left me in tears. If ever want to try a second career stand up comedy could be a good fit.My situation I have had 4 patners in the last 3 months all hetro vaginal sex and one hetro anal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your internist is not well versed in HIV and hepatitis C? Hmmm . . . then why is he still your internist?Unprotected sex does place you at risk for STDs, including HIV. Consequently, screening is warranted. I agree: a negative HIV-antibody test... Read more »
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White Blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous
Does anyone know if early HIV infection has any impact on WBC numbers? DO they do up unpon infection or do they down down?????

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hsv2 and low white blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Could having hsv2 delay hiv antibody results(keep coming up negative but positve)? And could a low white blood cell count 3.9 normal is 3.8- 10.5 be a sign of possible aids or hiv becoming aids even though negative on antibody test and negative on... Read more »

WHITE BLOOD CELLS COUNT

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 Anonymous, 1 Reply
Could low white blood cell count (3.9) normal is 3.8- 10.5 but constantly negative on hiv antibody and pcr test past 1 yr be a sign of anything hiv related or aids? Please answer. Thank you.

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