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Low Wbc Count And Hiv

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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 having a bad reaction to Bactrim anti-biotic. He had had an abscess under his arm and the doctor prescribed the Bactrim to clear up the infection. The...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello."Based on those numbers alone is HIV a legitimate assumption to make?" No, it's not. And the physician who advised that a platelet count of 98,000 and white blood cell count of 3.3 indicates your boyfriend "probably has... Read more »

can PEP treatment cause low rbc and wbc and hemoglobin count?

HiI had sex with pro.. 17 days ago I started PEP after 39 hours of exposure. Now after 18 days my... Read more »

low WBC count and viread

OK, there has got to be a connection here. I have recently received my latest lab report and find... Read more »
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HIV Meds, Low Quality of Sleep and Low CD4 Count

I stood on the beach and looked out at the water and decided then and there not to let this virus control me, but rather I would control the virus. That was the moment when I stopped feeling sorry for myself and angry about being a victim. I'm... Read more »
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Ongoing HIV Infection Could Explain Low CD4 Counts Despite Undetectable Viral Loads, Study Suggests

Ongoing HIV infection of CD4+ cells may be the reason why some individuals with undetectable viral loads exhibit poor CD4+ cell count responses, according to study results presented at ICAAC 2012. Researchers in Montpellier, France, used a qPCR... Read more »
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Low CD4 Count Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk With HIV

A latest CD4 count below 200 raised the risk of acutemyocardial infarction (MI, or heart attack) in a largestudy of people with HIV, regardless of what otherheart risk factors those people had. 1 A viral load above100,000 copies also made a heart... Read more »
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Low CD4 Count Increases Risk of Heart Attack in HIV-Positive Individuals

HIV-positive individuals who have reached a CD4 count of 200 or less have a 74% higher chance of suffering a myocardial infarction (MI), the major manifestation of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This finding suggests diagnosis and treatment of HIV... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »