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Hiv And White Blood Count

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can i be hiv positive and still have a high white blood count?

I am a straight recovering sex addictwho has had fiascos with prostitutes and one night stands (99% protected). Last month i came down with a terrible 'virus' that included coughing, mucus, nausea, diareahha, puking, and weight loss. This has lasted...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,To answer your initial hypothetical question: "Can I be HIV positive and still have a high white blood cell count?" Yes, it's possible. As for your HIV risk, if 99% of your "fiascos" were protected, you still have 1% of them still to... Read more »

red , white blood cell count on hiv neg. or pos.

I have been worried if I was infected with hiv years ago. I recently had blood work done and my red... Read more »

high white blood cell count, no HIV?

i recently went to the ER with lower back pains and abdominal pains and my period was 2 1/2 months... Read more »
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Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...cause health problems. White Blood Cell Tests White blood cells (also called leukocytes) help fight infections in the body. White Blood Cell Count (WBC) is the total number of white blood cells. A high WBC usually means that the body is... Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...your blood. CBCs areespecially important for HIV+ people because some HIV drugs and infections cancause changes in your red or white blood cell counts. Red blood cells(erythrocytes) Red blood cells (RBCs) carry oxygen... Read more »
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Starting Anti-HIV Medications

... Terms Used in This Fact Sheet AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is the most severe stage of HIV infection. People infected with HIV are diagnosed Read more »
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Hepatitis C and HIV

...some serious side effects, including flu-like symptoms, irritability, depression, and low red blood cell counts (anemia) or white blood cell counts. Talk with your health care provider about how to deal with side effects. Ribavirin can cause... Read more »
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Can't breath...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...The girl from this summer who had an HIV test and from whom I received unprotected oral had a doc appt for results today for HIV, red blood cell count, white blood cells, Read more »

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 »

Question on White cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...blood test From the time of exposure and the time i went to the doc it was 6 1/2 weeks later. I still could not swallow. The white cell count came back normal. If I was infected how would this effect my white cell count? I heard it would be low... 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 »