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Normal WBC count in AIDS

I have a sister who has been HIV pos for about 15yrs now. She has never done cd4 count neither has she taken any antiretroviral drug but she has been to the hospital on several occasions in crisis and lab results have always indicated a total wbc of...
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
...Although HIV affects the CD4 lymphocyte count, the CD8 count will increase in reaction to HIV infection and the rest of the white blood cell types can remain in the normal range. So despite the loss of CD4 cells, the total wbc will remain in the... Read more »

Is there a correlation?

Dr. Bob,Is there a correlation between White Blood Cell Count (total) and CD4 count?If my cd4 count... Read more »

Blood work and HIV Test

Hi,My doctor after a routine examination explained to me that if your blood work e.g. WBC shows... Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...normal range they use. Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood is made up of different types of cells including red blood cells,white blood cells, and platelets. The complete blood count (CBC) is a test thatmeasures the amount of these cells in a... Read more »
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Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...(CBC) The most common laboratory test is the complete blood count (CBC). It examines the components of blood, including red and white blood cells and platelets. Most test results are reported as amounts in a sample of blood (for example, cells... Read more »
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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...cell. These are less important but help to detect various anemias and leukemias. White Blood Cells: Infection Fighters White Blood Cell (WBC) Count WBCs, or leukocytes , help prevent and fight infections. A normal count ranges from... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Normal Laboratory Values

...units/liter W 0.15-0.42 µkat/liter M 0.17-0.67 µkat/liter x 0.01667 Basophils 0-3% of lymphocytes 0.0-0.3 fraction of white blood cells x 0.01 Bilirubin - Direct 0.0-0.4 mg/dl 0-7 µmol/liter x 17.1 Bilirubin - Total 0.0-1.0... Read more »
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WHITE BLOOD CELLS COUNT

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...if u are infected with hiv does this show up in wbc counts? and does a normal blood test ever suggest a hiv test should be taken>? Read more »

VL vs. WBC

Posted by NicoleRose, 1 Reply
...When comparing HIV to other conditions, I am curious how VL differs from WBC. I came across a deceased family member's paperwork. He had HIV, but we believe he ultimately died from cancer. There were many Read more »

White Blood Count Question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...When you get a standard blood workup from the doctor and they say your white blood cell count is elevated would that correspond to a recent HIV exposure? I was not sure if an HIV exposure would cause a decreae in Read more »

Low WBC from a Complete Blood Count...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...were like anyone elses who is HIV positive now? I have convinced myself I am positive(my doc didn't say anything about my low WBC but I researched it and the evidence seems convincing.) Read more »