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Wbc And Acute Hiv Infection

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...higher during acute HIV infection. The risk of passing HIV infection through sexual activity is also much higher during the early stage of acute infection. Treating Acute HIV Infection At first, the immune system produces white blood cells that recognize and kill HIV-infected cells. This is called an "HIV-specific response." Over time, most people lose this response. Unless they use antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), their HIV disease will...
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i have a low wbc

i have been ill recently with a virus - left me low - have had fevers etc and dr gave me a blood test - came back low white blood cell count which they want me to see an immunologist about. im gay so first thing i thought was - the worst altho ive...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
...Low WBC is caused by many viral infections besides HIV.Low WBC can be seen with both the acute and chronic HIV infections.Do the test to be sure, because of your possible risk factor. Read more »

persistent sore thraot lasting for 3 weeks, elevated white blood cell, and invisible blood in urine (white and red cell)

i had unprotected sex with one girl before 7 weeks and 4 days, and after 4 weeks u start feeling fatigue and sore throat no more sgins and sometimes abdominal pain ... i went to the clinic and make CBC and the result was normal except for the WBC...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...The symptoms you describe are not typical for acute HIV infection other than the sore throat which can be seen. It is possible that you have contracted an STD such as herpes which can give you Read more »

WBC COUNT I HAVE TO KNOW

WILL YOUR WBC EVER GO UP HIGH MINE 13.59 AND IT SENT UP A RED FLAG TO ME SAYING HEY THIS IS COULD VERY WELL BE HIV I HAVEN'T HAD THE TEST BUT PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT MY CBC WOULD DO IF I WERE HIV POSITIVE
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...progresses, one may develop a lower than normal white blood count, because the virus affects the normal production of red and white blood cells. Some medications such as prednisone can increase the white blood count. There are also some other... Read more »

Prolonged Acute HIV Infection

I am a 17 year old male that had my first sexual encounter at the end of May 2001. I began to get sick two week later with abdominal pain, sore muscles and feet, and flu like symptoms. At three and a half weeks I developed a temperature of 105...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your questions.In the setting of acute HIV infection, viral loads are often very high and not typically representative of the viral load "set point" (or steady state) after the Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...contrasted to persons with PCP, in which the lung examination is often normal or, if abnormal, reveals inspiratory crackles. The white blood cell (WBC) count is usually elevated in persons with bacterial pneumonia. In persons with advanced HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration

...this damage. Improving the Function of the Thymus The thymus is a small organ located at the base of the throat. It takes white blood cells that come from the bone marrow and turns them into CD4 cells. It works the hardest when you're just 6... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic

...of 28 co-infected MSM (25 percent). Of the 28 co-infected men, only five reported any history of injection drug use (IDU). HIV infection, IDU, fisting, and use of gamma hydroxyl butyrate (GHB) were found to be significantly associated with HCV... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection - Help!!

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I got fever 4 weeks after a sex worker gave me unprotected oral sex. The fever was 99F with headache, weakness, night sweats, funny sensations in my body, tingling in my hands and feet. This fever has lasted 6 weeks and aint going. In the 2nd and... Read more »

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 »

wbc from D.J.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...cbc and on another that wbc is high in acute hiv whats true ?? Both. There's a big difference between saying that a white blood cell count might be high during acute HIV infection and saying that you can rule out HIV infection if it... Read more »

CBC Blood test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I understand CBC blood tests are not the way to diagnose HIV, but what does your WBC do in acute infection? Does it go up or down? Read more »