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Old 07-06-2011, 01:33 PM   #1
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High WBC count - Bacterial or Viral infection

I had protected sex with a person whose HIV status I am unsure of.

Four weeks after sex, I got severe tonsillitis and fever. White patches were formed on my throat..It lasted for 10 days.

The doctor (to whom I didnt mention about my sexual encounter) asked me to take the WBC count test....

The result was showed abnormally high WBC count (in the range of 16000) and high lymphocyte count of 56 was also flagged in the report

Its now 50th day since the sex. I am completely healed of the fever now

But I am worried if this was the acute HIV infection. If it was some unrelated bacterial infection, I would not worry..

So, high WBC count means bacterial or viral infection?

Does WBC count becomes abnormally less for viral infections?

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Old 07-06-2011, 03:22 PM   #2
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Re: High WBC count - Bacterial or Viral infection

Elevated WBC would indicate bacterial infection- I assume they gave you an antibiotic?

Low WBC is viral.

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Old 07-07-2011, 10:24 AM   #3
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Re: High WBC count - Bacterial or Viral infection

Yeah Pup..The doctor gave me antibiotic. I took it for 3 days...but it didnt work

Then I went to the doc again. He changed the prescription and gave another kind of antibiotic.

That worked

 
Old 11-08-2011, 12:48 PM   #4
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Re: High WBC count - Bacterial or Viral infection

hi,
i have a similar situation to the one you experienced. infact ditto. except my fever disappeared before the onset of tonsillitis. however cbc reports similar. high wbc(13310) high lymphocyte (67) & lowneutrophils (22) .

its been 6 weeks since sexual encounter ( with condom unknown hiv status) and the sypmtoms of tonsillitis are reduing after 7 days of antibiotics.

what was the final result in your case. did u get the hiv test done ?

should i have reason to worry.

 
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