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Does Hiv Cause White Blood Cell Count To Drop

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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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Drop in White Blood Cell Count

OK, waiting for a drug trial to start and have not been on any Meds. CD4 is at 240, and VL at 160000. I have been on bactrim and went last week to doc for trial testings. I had to go get a neupogen injection to raise WBCell count. Since my last...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Having a low white blood cell count (leukopenia) is not uncommon among persons with HIV, especially among those with lower CD4 counts.There are multiple causes, most frequently, HIV itself or medications (such as... 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 that can have joint and muscle pain associated with them,... Read more »

White blood cell count

Thanks for this great resource. I've been HIV positive for 15 years, with t-cells in the 400-500 range and viral load around 5-15,000 without meds for most of that time. Recently, my t-cell count dropped dramatically to 230, % was 16, with a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I haven't seen much on the use of nevirapine + Truvada regarding effectiveness at raising CD4 counts since that combination has not been widely studied. I see no particular reason why it should have a problem regarding CD4 count increases in... Read more »

White Blood Cell Count and Med resistance.

Jul 5, 2014Hi, My doctor recently stopped my medication because my Creatinine level was up to 1.4 I was on epzicom and tivicay. I started having some muscle soreness went to the ER and creatinine was 1.4 and lactic acid was 1.8 so he stopped me from...
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
Your total WBC was already on the low side at 4.5, so I agree with your doctor, I am not that concerned about the decrease. I also want clarification regarding your resistance test results, because your previous post indicated there was NO... Read more »
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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 »

Question on White cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Thanks in advance for your help. I had on June 12 a risk of exposure. But I have a question on the blood count if anyone can help.

June 12 Possible exposure
July 13 got sick 2 days of fever and swolen throat
July 27 went to Doctor and did a blood test

Fr... Read more »

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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White Blood Count Question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
When you get a 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... Read more »