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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...rangeslisted below are general and may not be exactly the same as your lab. Look atyour lab report for the 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 sample of your blood. CBCs areespecially important for HIV+ people because some HIV drugs and...
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white blood cells please please help

I recently got discharged from hospital, due to another injury my blood test came back with some very disturbing readings my white cells were very high 14.10 the doctor said there is a infection in your system. should there reason to be concerned of...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello, An elevated white blood cell test is not an indicator of HIV infection. Nevertheless, the only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested. Since HIV testing 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 was low, would my WBC count also be low?Also, I know only getting the test matters, but if one's white cell count was high normal/high, (say around...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1.Is there a correlation between white blood cell (WBC) count and CD4 count? There can be a "correlation," but no the type that would allow one to diagnose or infer HIV disease.2.If Read more »

high white blood cell count, no HIV?

i recently went to the ER with lower back pains and abdominal pains and my period was 2 1/2 months late. they did a urine test and blood test and i was not pregnant, but found thru blood tests and urine tests that i had UTI, kidney infection, and...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...may indicate HIV is a low CD4 lymphocyte count. (And that is not a specific test, but only an indicator.)You wonder if a high white blood cell count is an indicator of HIV? No. In fact with HIV, the white blood cell counts tend to be lower rather... Read more »

high cd4% and low cd4

I have been hiv+ since 1989 I am 42 and my spouse has hiv due to hemophilia.I just started meds(Sustiva+ Travada)jan 06 My cd4 stays around 287, My cd4% percentage went from 19% to last now 35% my viral load is undetectable. I feel fine. Can I live...
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
...load is undetectable. You have also had some CD4 count response given the significant increase in the percent. If your total white blood cell (WBC) count or total lymphocyte count is low or decreased between the first and last values, that might... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

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 »
Project Inform

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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Monitoring Tests for People With HIV

...called plasma. The complete blood count (CBC) is an inventory of the different cellular components of the blood: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. This test is important because people with HIV may have low blood cell counts... Read more »
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White Blood Count Question

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...count is elevated would that correspond to a recent HIV exposure? I was not sure if an HIV exposure would cause a decreae in white blood cells or an increase. I realize that neither result would in any way indicate HIV directly, I just was... 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 »

White Blood Cell Count

Posted by sunkyst, 2 Replies
...freaked out. I went to my doctor to get my blood work results and he told me that all the tests were normal except that my white blood cell count was slightly elevated. I've tested for HIV several times over the past 2 months, including having... Read more »

Yet another anxious newbie.

Posted by Xenoid, 1 Reply
...led to a cat scan of the sinus area with negative results, and a similarly negative chest x-ray. On 2/23, hematology showed elevated white cells at 12.4, low segmented neutrophils at 33% (although absolute neutrophil was normal at 4.1), atypical... Read more »