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Is A High White Blood Cell Count Related To Hiv

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The Well Project

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

...resistance test, tropism test (seesheet called Understanding Lab Tests II ) Overall Health How your body systems are functioning If you have side effects from the drugs If you are having problems that are not related to HIV Examples of lab tests: complete blood count, blood chemistry (explained in this sheet) The Basics When you are first diagnosed as HIV+ or when you first start taking HIVdrugs, you should get...
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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 Read more »

Relation between CD4 count and Viral load

Dear Doctors,Thanks a lot for all your answers. You really dont know how much you are helping for people like me who are living in the remote areas of the world.I just want to know the relation between CD4 count and viral load . i guess if the CD4...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...portion of a drop of blood. The CD4 count is the number of CD4 cells also in a drop of blood. The CD4 cells are infected by HIV and their numbers can drop over time due to HIV infection. The CD4 cells are white blood cells, also called "helper... Read more »

A Bit Worried

Hello,I've been on Raltegravir (2 per day),Abacavir (2 per day) and 3TC (2 per day) and my CD4 is 750 and my viral load is undectable,I know that these drugs are working but I'm concerned about some side effects, recently I've had more headaches,ie:...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Many conditions can result in a high white blood cell count. The type of cells that are increased are important. If other symptoms (such as fever, chills, sweats) develop I would request 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
...common among those with HIV infection. Sinus headaches are typical for any sinus infection, and the severity and location is related to the degree of infection, and not to HIV, per se. My best advice is to get tested, treatment of HIV can... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...diagnosed with AIDS your CD4 count is below 500 cells/mm 3 (especially below 350 cells/mm 3 ) you are pregnant you have HIV-related kidney disease you are being treated for hepatitis B Some research suggests that it may be helpful to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...problems, especially HIVAN, are much more common in African-Americans. Taking some medications used to treat HIV infections or related health issues can also cause kidney disease. Kidney problems can lead to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...people may have more problems with thinking and remembering than younger people. These symptoms can appear to be the same as HIV-related mental problems. Fact Sheet 505 has more information on HIV and nervous system problems. These problems,... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...many of these treatments are still being studied and have not beenapproved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for HIV-relatedlipodystrophy. If you are considering plastic surgery, research the optionscarefully. Some treatments are... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
...i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months Read more »

Related to HIV in any way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and strike any part of my body (generally my limbs). As this is well past the timing for ARS, is there any way this could be related to HIV infection? Even if I was experiencing late ARS, has anyone ever heard of this as a symptom? Cheers. Read more »

My close relative has HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have evidence that one of my closest relatives is HIV positive. My relative has not been open about it and lives as if nothing has changed. The only concern is that my relative is Read more »

Neg at 8.5 wks but low "normal" white blood count

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...ever since my partner tested poz and have scoured the web for symptoms of HIV. My doc seems to think my illness could be stress related. Just wondered what my chances are at 8.5 wks? Also had a CBC done which has only confirmed my fears since it... Read more »