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Low WBC during standard testing-HIV???

I've been extremely concerned about being HIV infected, but testing negative on standard antibody tests. Therefore, I just recently asked my family doctor to order standard blood testing to see if everything looked normal otherwise. Well,...
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
Based on your history and timing of tests, you do not have HIV infection. Hundreds of things can cause low white blood cell counts. Age, ethnic background, other infections, medications, or even the time of day can all affect this count. I would... Read more »

Low WBC during standard testing - HIV???

I've been extremely concerned about being HIV infected, but testing negative on standard... Read more »

Low platelet/WBC count=HIV??

My boyfriend went to the doctor, at a walk-in clinic (PrimaCare), the other day to see if he was... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low Rates of Hepatitis Screening and Vaccination of HIV-Infected MSM in HIV Clinics

Due to similar behavioral risk factors for the two infections, HIV-positive men who have sex with men are at increased risk of viral hepatitis. The authors of the current study set out to assess adherence to HIV management guidelines that recommend... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Low Condom Use, Multiple Sex Partners, Low Levels of Male Circumcision, Main Factors Fueling Spread of HIV in Southern Africa, Report Says

Low condom use, multiple concurrent sex partners and low levels of male circumcision are fueling the spread of HIV in southern Africa, according to a report released Monday by the Southern African Development Community , Reuters Health reports. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Diagnoses in Australia: Diverging Epidemics Within a Low-Prevalence Country

In order to track recent trends in HIV infection in Australia, the authors undertook an analysis of national surveillance system data from 1993 through 2006. During the study years, 12,313 new diagnoses of HIV infection were reported in Australia.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

ARV Drug Resistance Levels Steady in Low-, Middle-Income Countries, WHO Report Says

More widespread use of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to treat HIV infection has led to drug resistance in low- and middle-income countries, but the level "is not steep enough to cause alarm, said a survey released by the World Health Organization on... Read more »
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Low WBC Count - So Scared, please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
On 3/16 I tested negative for the HIV virus. This was approximately 8 weeks after having unprotected sex and there were other partners prior to that. However, two weeks later on April 4, I had some blood work done because I wasn't feeling well. I... Read more »

Low WBC from a Complete Blood Count...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a Complete Blood Count done for a regular physical exam. The results freaked me out, I have a low White Blood Count of 3.8 out of the lab norm of 4.5-11.0. My Neutrophils percentage was 39.3% with the lab norm of 50-70%. My lymphocyte... Read more »

Time between infection and the CBC to show low WBC and Lymphocytes numbers

Posted by CharlieTrotter, 1 Reply
Hi

I'm an individual that has frequented commercial sex workers over the past couple of years (in between girlfriends). Each and every time I have used a condom. The best of my knowledge, none of the condoms have ever broken.

In July I had a CBC,... Read more »

WBC & stress???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know I am stressing myself out but I had a CBC done and my white blood count was low normal. Could stress cause it to be low? Any other factors? I have tested negative with Home Access way past window period but am nervous that they may have... Read more »