Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Wbc And Acute Hiv Infection

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Cons of Treating Acute HIV Infection The Bottom Line What Is Acute HIV Infection? The amount of HIV in the blood gets very high within a few days or weeks after HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness. This first stage of HIV disease is called "acute HIV infection" or "primary HIV...
Ask the Experts

acute infection and wbc

hi,does the wbc go up or down during acute infection? thank you...
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 can do either.... Read more »

Total WBC count and Primary HIV

Hi Dr. AbergI would like to thank you for contributing your knowledge and expertise to this forum, I really enjoy reading your answers.I was wondering if the total WBC would drop during the acute seroconversion illness. I imagine that it would be...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Yes, the total WBC (white blood count) may be lower than normal in acute infection. This happens not only in HIV but in most viral illnesses.... 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 infection is more established. While the timing... Read more »

WBC

Since my diagnosis two years ago I have suffered from acute neutropenia. I take neupogen shots three times a week and if I fail to do so my WBC drops significantly and I become ill. I have had the unpleasant luxury of having a bone marrow test...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

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

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloYou did the right thing by consulting with a hematologist and also by having a bone marrow biopsy (unpleasant as it was). Although the test didn't show the presence of MAC, further evaluation should be pursued. What medications are you... Read more »
Connect With Others

extremely worried about acute hiv infection

Posted by rmds, 1 Reply
need help and guidence from the experts on this board as i am extremely worried about catching the acute hiv infection. I am a 41 year male who has frequented few csw for the past 2 years (received uncovered oral from the girls few times). always... Read more »

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 »

wbc from D.J.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

If you would have read my post and my reply you would have read where I said "Both seem to be correct. Could be high or low. I also stated I have seen it myself. Now this is just a snipet from Dr. Gallant one of the leading HIV Dr. in the world.... 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 »