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red , white blood cell count on hiv neg. or pos.

I have been worried if I was infected with hiv years ago. I recently had blood work done and my red and white blood cell counts were normal. Would it be possible for the counts to be normal if I was hiv positive for several years?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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