Low Neutrophils Count And Hiv Symptoms

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

...types of white bloodcells that are listed on your lab report as the differential. The differentialtells you the amount of each type of white blood cell as a percentage of thetotal WBC count: Neutrophils These cells fight infections. A normal neutrophil percentage isabout 50-70 percent of the total WBC count. When your neutrophil count is low(a condition called neutropenia), you are more...
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Low Neutrophils but doc not worried!

Hi Barbara, HIV+ since Jan 2004. Not on medication as CD4 600-700 (38%), viral load 2,500. Caught HCV type 1a Jan 2009, started weekly Pegasys and 5 Copegus tabs per day 1st July 2009. At start, HCV viral load was 2.5million, ALT 564. Now 11 weeks...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...within your HCV infection. This gives me hope that you will have a clear chance of eradicating the virus. As for your dropping neutrophils, this is to be expected. Your doctor is probably following something called your absolute neutrophil count... Read more »

Child's first detectable result and low neutrophil count

Hello! My daughter has lived with me from the age of 3 1/2 until now at age 8. She has always been undectable. Yesterday we went for her three month and they told us her numbers from her last visit, three months prior, were 260 viral load. She...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You don't specifically say whether she is on HIV meds. Assuming that she is, and is taking the meds regularly as prescribed, then I am not concerned. This is likely just a blip, and will almost certainly return to undetectable levels on the next... Read more »

Trending High Neutrophil Counts and Low Lymphocyte Counts

Hi there,Over the course of the past year, I have noticed a few trends in my labs that are quite concerning to me. I was diagnosed in September of 2007 with a CD4 count of 240 and a cd4% of 15 with a viral load of 43,000. I was then started on...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Your CD4 % is stable and the absolute number is down a bit as a result of the lymphocyte count being decreased. Your WBC and neutrophil counts are really in the normal range and not something we would generally react to. If those number continue... Read more »

Would low WBC's, Neutorphils delay seroconversion or cloud test results?

Hi Dr. Bob,You are an amazing man, really. Happy New Year to you. You have kept me going through a horrible time in my life. I wrote to you on December 9th, donated, and sincerely appreciate your answer about being free and clear of HIV 7 months...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...seven negative antibody tests out to seven months post-exposure are definitive, conclusive and extremely excessive! Low WBC or neutrophils would not affect anti-HIV antibody production, the duration of the window period or your HIV test results.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...Most new drugs have been tested by comparing them to zidovudine. "Early treatment" with zidovudine was tested in people with no symptoms of HIV disease. The study showed no benefit to taking zidovudine. But zidovudine is used as part of... Read more »
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...it can make some immune disorders get worse, including arthritis, psoriasis, and diabetes. It can also reduce the number of neutrophils, a type of infection-fighting cell, and can cause low levels of thyroid. When IL-2 is given by subcutaneous... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...leukopenia, means that your body is less able to fight off infections. The Differential counts five types of white blood cells: neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils. These are reported as a percentage of the WBC. The... Read more »
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Strange circumstances

Posted by Impossible, 1 Reply
...before 4 months) weeks post exposure. I had elevated whiteblood cell counts at 2,9, and 10 weeks post exposure specifically neutrophils(these are elevated early on during viral infections. My WBC count was fine at 13 weeks post exposure, I had... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »


Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »