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Does Hiv Infect Human White Blood Cells

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Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

The Basics CD4 Count and HIV CD4 Count and HIV Treatment CD4 Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects your body by fighting germs and infections.White blood cells are an important part of your immune system. HIV infects and destroys a type of white blood cell called aCD4 cell (sometimes called a T-cell). As the immune system loses CD4 cells, it becomes weaker and is less able tofight off germs. When it...
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persistent sore thraot lasting for 3 weeks, elevated white blood cell, and invisible blood in urine (white and red cell)

i had unprotected sex with one girl before 7 weeks and 4 days, and after 4 weeks u start feeling fatigue and sore throat no more sgins and sometimes abdominal pain ... i went to the clinic and make CBC and the result was normal except for the WBC...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
The symptoms you describe are not typical for acute HIV infection other than the sore throat which can be seen. It is possible that you have contracted an STD such as herpes which can give you urinary symptoms and would not respond to antibiotics.... Read more »

White Blood Cells during primary HIV infection

I am confused about this whole white blood cell thing. There are doctors who believe that during acute retroviral syndrome/primary HIV infections that white blood cell and lymphs are low, and others say that they would be high, which is true??...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I don't believe there is enough published to say definitively what happens to white cells during the acute retroviral syndroma/primary HIV infection. In general, in viral infections, the white blood cell count typically does go down; this is... Read more »

symptom for infected white blood cell

If the white blood cell is infected or does not work well how can someone know?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.There's no commercially available way to determine if a particular white blood cell is HIV infected or not. On the other hand, in HIV-infected, untreated persons, the total number of white blood cells and the... Read more »

hemaglowbin, white cells, red cells, blood

I have been getting neuponen, and procrit to build blood cells. Blood cells when to 2.8 and climbing, but hemaglowbin remained at 7.8 and has not changed. Was taken off the neuponen and procrit and told to increase intake of feosol.Hemoglobin the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,With a hemoglobin of 7.8, you are certainly anemic. The fact you were also on neupogen would indicate that your white blood cells were also low (neutropenia). The real question here is what's causing your anemia/neutropenia. Once the... 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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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 cells

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
does anyone know if it is possible to show a decrease in white blood cells only a few days after hiv infection, or would this occur later? i know that such a decrease can be a result of several infections--does anyone know what some of the others... Read more »

white blood cells

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have been to the doctor twice in the past 2 weeks and he has found white blood cells in my urine. He says it isn't a UTI. My last possible time of exposure was 8 weeks ago. Could this be indicitive of HIV secroversion? Read more »