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Total WBC count and Primary HIV

Hi Dr. AbergI would like to thank you for contributing your knowledge and expertise to this forum, I really enjoy reading your answers.I was wondering if the total WBC would drop during the acute seroconversion illness. I imagine that it would be...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Yes, the total WBC (white blood count) may be lower than normal in acute infection. This happens not only in HIV but in most viral illnesses.... Read more »

WBC drop and AZT

Hi Dr Robert. I had a possible exposure to HIV 2 weeks ago. I started PEP 27 hours later... Read more »

Dropping WBC before meds

Always lived a healthy life, never sick, no drugs, married for 15 years, never took special... Read more »
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Low WBC Count - So Scared, please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
On 3/16 I tested negative for the HIV virus. This was approximately 8 weeks after having unprotected sex and there were other partners prior to that. However, two weeks later on April 4, I had some blood work done because I wasn't feeling well. I... Read more »

WHO guidelines/ WBC count/ OI's

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Questions:
1. Does anyone know what is WHO window period guidelines?
2. Do WBC count drop during primary infections - say like 10 days - 2 weeks post infection. By WBC count drop, does it mean total leucocyte count or only lymphocytes count. This I am... Read more »

Low WBC from a Complete Blood Count...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a Complete Blood Count done for a regular physical exam. The results freaked me out, I have a low White Blood Count of 3.8 out of the lab norm of 4.5-11.0. My Neutrophils percentage was 39.3% with the lab norm of 50-70%. My lymphocyte... Read more »

Time between infection and the CBC to show low WBC and Lymphocytes numbers

Posted by CharlieTrotter, 1 Reply
Hi

I'm an individual that has frequented commercial sex workers over the past couple of years (in between girlfriends). Each and every time I have used a condom. The best of my knowledge, none of the condoms have ever broken.

In July I had a CBC,... Read more »