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Elevated White Blood Cells And Hiv

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white blood cells please please help

I recently got discharged from hospital, due to another injury my blood test came back with some very disturbing readings my white cells were very high 14.10 the doctor said there is a infection in your system. should there reason to be concerned of...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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...Hello, An elevated white blood cell test is not an indicator of HIV infection. Nevertheless, the only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested. Since HIV testing Read more »

Elevated White Blood Cells

Hi Dr Bob,I really love your forum and think you do a wonderful job.I had a recent possible... Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...normal range they use. Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood is made up of different types of cells including red blood cells,white blood cells, and platelets. The complete blood count (CBC) is a test thatmeasures the amount of these cells in a... Read more »
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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...cell. These are less important but help to detect various anemias and leukemias. White Blood Cells: Infection Fighters White Blood Cell (WBC) Count WBCs, or leukocytes , help prevent and fight infections. A normal count ranges from... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...(CBC) The most common laboratory test is the complete blood count (CBC). It examines the components of blood, including red and white blood cells and platelets. Most test results are reported as amounts in a sample of blood (for example, cells... Read more »
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Ask the HIV Specialist

...your T-cell number dropped along with the drop in your white cell count. T-cell numbers are actually calculated from your total white blood cell (WBC) count, and so I would expect your number to be lower if your actual white cell count fell. The... Read more »
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White Blood Count Question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...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 realize that neither result would in any way indicate HIV directly, I just was... 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 »

wbc from D.J.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...cbc and on another that wbc is high in acute hiv whats true ?? Both. There's a big difference between saying that a white blood cell count might be high during acute HIV infection and saying that you can rule out HIV infection if it... Read more »

acute hiv after condom breakage???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...ghonorea, chlamydia, syphillis... all came back negative doctor ordered a CBC (complete blood count) that showed slightly ELEVATED white blood cells... which she interpreted as my body fighting off an infection. i know i have to wait for an hiv... Read more »