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Is A High White Blood Cell Count Related To Hiv

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

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of caring for your health. Ifyou are living with HIV (HIV+), lab tests are especially important tools thathelp you and your health care provider keep track of how you are doing in thefollowing areas: Immune...
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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 »

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 »

Elevated White Blood Cell Count and Headache

I recently went to see my doctor because I had a pretty strong headache for about three days off and on. He checked me out and had my blood drawn. The blood test revealed my WBC count was high and that my platelets looked abnormal---he wasn't...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks 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 »
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white blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Could 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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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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Neg at 8.5 wks but low "normal" white blood count

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi guys,
To cut a long story short: partner recently tested positive. I tested negative on a rapid hospital test where they drew blood and this was at the 8.5 wk mark since my last exposure via unprotected insertive anal intercouse. However, I have... Read more »