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Is A High White Blood Cell Count An Indicator Of Hiv

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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Lab tests, or blood work, can give important clues about your overall health and HIV disease. Many of these tests should be done shortly after learning that you're HIV-positive. This will establish a "baseline" measure of your immune health and show how active HIV is. Knowing this information will help you watch for changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age,...
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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 late. they did a urine test and blood test and i was not pregnant, but found thru blood tests and urine tests that i had UTI, kidney infection, and...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
Well now, you say you have a question, but really you have several questions.Are these HIV symptoms? I assume you mean are the low back and abdominal pains with a late period symptoms of HIV. No. These are more likely symptoms of a genital urinary... Read more »

Confused & desperate over a high white cell count

I was exposed to possible HIV infection six months ago and two months after my exposure I broke out in a rash that was diagnosed as tinea versicolor and I also had fatigue, pharyngitis, sore throat, sinusitis, lightheadedness, shortnesss of breath,...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
There are two separate issues you raise--The more straightforward one is about HIV. I am happy to hear that you were HIV tested since this is the only way to know if you have HIV. Knowledge is power.The other question is about your high white... Read more »

Low white blood cell count

Does a white blood cell count of 3500 indicate the possibility of hiv infection?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Total white blood cell counts CANNOT beused to indicate possible HIV infection. A person can have a white bloodcell count in any range (low, normal or high), and still have HIV. Only atest specific for HIV can... Read more »

Muscle pain and high white blood cell count

Dear Dr. Frascino:I have been positive for 21 years, and have been shown to be resistant to all current medications. I have recently had a drop in my white blood cells and have been told that I should restart Fuzeon treatments in anticipation of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello In Pain,Low white blood cell counts and/or high HIV plasma viral loads would not directly cause joint or muscle pain. There are a wide variety of potential HIV-associated conditions that can have joint and muscle pain associated with them,... Read more »
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Low White Blood Cell count

Posted by adlers, 1 Reply
Hi,
I recently had a Full Blood Count taken as routine as i have had bad stomach aches etc recently. When they returned they showed a low white blood cell count. The blood was taken about a week after a very drunken incident with a guy. We had sex... Read more »

White Blood Cell Count

Posted by sunkyst, 2 Replies
OK, 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.

I've tested for HIV several times over the past 2 months,... Read more »

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 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 blood cells or an increase. I... Read more »