Hepatitis Elevated White Blood Count
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Your internist is not well versed in HIV and hepatitis C? Hmmm . . . then why is he still your internist?Unprotected sex does place you at risk for STDs, including HIV. Consequently, screening is warranted. I agree: a negative HIV-antibody test... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESThanks for your questions. Recurrent sinusitis is common in the general population, though appears to be more severe or more common among those with HIV infection. Sinus headaches are typical for any sinus infection, and the severity and location is... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello David,White blood cell counts, whether they are increased, decreased or normal, cannot predict HIV infection. The only test that can do that is an HIV-specific test. I recommend you have an HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. Tests... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineYour doctor may be correct. However you don't indicate what your red and white cell values were and are currently to determine how significant the increase was and if this is a problem or not. Many things can cause polycythemia (drugs,... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesWhen 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 »
Posted by sunkyst, 2 RepliesOK, I'm totally 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.
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHere I am at 29 days. I tested for HIV a few days ago, but will not get results until Monday. I tested now because I have had a sore throat and swollen nodes in my neck for the last 2 weeks (no fever or aches, but no cold). Today some test... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyCould low white blood cell count (3.9) normal is 3.8- 10.5 but constantly negative on hiv antibody and pcr test past 1 yr be a sign of anything hiv related or aids? Please answer. Thank you.
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