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Wbc High Or Low With Hiv

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High WBC, Low CD4

My two most recent labs (each one week apart) came back showing a dramatic increase in WBC (from about 5,000)to 13,000; and at the same time, a dramatic decrease in CD4 from more than 600 down to 350. The lymphocytes dropped from about 35 to 12,...
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
The medication change should not have resulted in such acute changes in your WBC or CD4 count or percentage. Either some other underlying infection is going on in you or some mixup in the lab. I am not sure what to make of WBC deterioration comment.... Read more »

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... Read more »

Low WBC + Fatigue

Hi, I know stress and anxiety can cause many symptoms such as fatigue, malaise, etc.. But can it... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Access to High-Quality, Low-Cost Antiretrovirals in Developing Countries Major Challenge in Fight Against HIV/AIDS, Opinion Piece Says

A "little-noticed milestone was reached in the fight to save lives from AIDS with high-quality antiretroviral treatment" last week when FDA "granted its 50th and 51st priority approvals for HIV/AIDS medications, making them eligible for purchase"... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Yemen's Low Education Levels, High Poverty Rates Increasing HIV/AIDS Risk, Experts Say

High poverty rates and low education levels are contributing to increased vulnerability to HIV/AIDS in Yemen, especially among commercial sex workers, according to some experts, IRIN/ PlusNews reports. Abdul-Hafed al-Ward, secretary-general of the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Increased Number of Low-Income HIV-Positive People, High Price of Fuzeon Creating Care "Rationing"

As HIV/AIDS increasingly affects low-income populations in the United States, expensive antiretroviral drugs such as Roche 's Fuzeon are starting to create a "rationing" of HIV care "rarely" seen in the country, the Wall Street Journal reports. ... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

The Epidemiology of HIV Among MSM in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: High Rates, Limited Responses

In many regions of the world, HIV first emerged among populations of men who have sex with men (MSM). 1 More than a quarter-century later and in an increasingly broad range of countries, contexts, and development levels, male-to-male sexual... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Time between infection and the CBC to show low WBC and Lymphocytes numbers

Posted by CharlieTrotter, 1 Reply

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 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 »