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does hiv cause low white blood cell count

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
You're fine: Normal WBC. I trust lymphocyte and neutrophil counts were fine also. Take the prenisone for the poison ivy only if it's so bad you can't sleep otherwi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: HIV gets progressively worse without treatment.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Depends.: HIV positive does not mean you have symptoms of any kind. It may take a while for signs to show up after you contract the virus. Hopefully you are un ... Read More
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
HIV&WBC: It could be low,high or normal. You can not make a generalization about HIV and WBC
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
44 years experience Bariatrics
Low white cell count: You need further evaluation as there are many reasons one can have a low white blood cell count. Some examples would be: viral infections, autoimmune ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Get tested: Please see your doctor to get HIV nucleic acid test. If it is negative, repeat it in 6-7 weeks. If the results are negative at 3-4 months after exposu ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Anxiety can cause CS: Canker sores(CS) usually are not a sign of underlying illness. The cause of Aphthous Stomatitis(cancer sores) is incompletely understood but appears t ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Serious: Don't try to second-guess what is happening. This could be many different things, but all are worrisome and beed to be addressed by a competent physic ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not reliable: CBC is not a reliable test for HIV. Many viral infections can produce the same picture as may be seen in acute HIV. If you have any concerns, get test ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Low white count: Causes include benign leukopenia, autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitides, myelodysplastic syndrome, nutritional deficiencies l ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Sometimes: Many virus infections are associated with low or normal WBC counts.

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