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Syphilis And Wbc Count

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Determing CD4 count from from WBC count

What is the best way of calculating your CD4 count from your WBC cell? Just curious.......
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
It's better to get an accurate number by having a CD4 count test performed.... Read more »

Dropping WBC before meds

Always lived a healthy life, never sick, no drugs, married for 15 years, never took special... Read more »


Dr keith this is a follow question to my previous query WBC COUNT- jan 30 . would like to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Effects of Early Syphilis on CD4 Counts and HIV-1 RNA Viral Loads in Blood and Semen

The researchers conducted a retrospective case-controlled study comparing blood plasma HIV-1 viral loads and CD4 counts in cases during early syphilis (n=63, 27 receiving antiretroviral therapy) to those before and after syphilis and with controls... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Syphilis Can Attack the Liver in HIV-Positive Men

Because syphilis is sexually transmitted, it is common for HIV and syphilis co-infection to occur, particular among men who have sex (MSM). This co-infection poses many problems, including these: Treponemes, the germs that cause syphilis, are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Incidence of Syphilis on the Rise

Alberta Health officials are warning of an increase in syphilis incidence, including 202 infectious cases in 2006 -- a 41 percent increase from the 143 cases in 2005. The outbreak is demographically widespread by age, sexual orientation, religious... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Increasing Detection of Asymptomatic Syphilis in HIV Patients

Noting that new syphilis diagnoses in London were mainly in men who have sex with men, many of whom also had HIV, researchers at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital introduced regular serological screening for syphilis in the HIV unit during routine... 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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just received my CBC and my WBC was 4.4 (normal 3.9 to 10.6) and my lymphocytes is 1830 (normal 1050 to 3500). I have tested negative way after window!! Is this something to be concerned about?? I'm scared sh**less!!

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WHO guidelines/ WBC count/ OI's

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
1. Does anyone know what is WHO window period guidelines?
2. Do WBC count drop during primary infections - say like 10 days - 2 weeks post infection. By WBC count drop, does it mean total leucocyte count or only lymphocytes count. This I am... 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 »