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Does Hiv Cause White Blood Cell Count To Drop

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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.

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...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, Read more »

hiv and interferon

my cd4 was 915 and when i took interferon from 4months i found my cd4 436.what the reason and what... 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... Read more »
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...back up to 456 with an undetectable viral load). Since starting my meds a few months ago (Truvada and Isentress), my total white blood cell count went from 6.4A (last September) to 2.8A now, and my neutrophil absolute count went from 3.81A to... Read more »
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Isentress

...unclear relationship to Isentress include cancer (new and recurrent, though most patients had other risk factors for cancer), low white blood cell count (neutropenia), low platelets, and elevated liver enzyme levels. May cause elevated levels of... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...might include the brain, heart, kidneys, eyes, liver, genital tract and joints. This form occurs most often in people with low white blood cell counts ( neutropenia ). This type of infection is also called disseminated candidiasis. Diagnosis... Read more »
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Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...normal CD4 cell count is about 500-1,500 cells per cubicmillimeter of blood (a cubic millimeter is a very small amount, about onedrop). CD4 cell counts usually fall as HIV disease progresses. Your CD4 cellcount can help your health care provider... Read more »
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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 Read more »

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 »

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 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 »