Can Leukocyte Levels Identify HIV Positive / Negative?
Good afternoon doctors, Thank you for every answer and guidance to all of us, I would like to ask whether leukocyte levels of 11,600 can be said to be HIV / AIDS negative? Please answer, thank you.
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Assembled with leukocyte levels in blood tests this shows the number of white blood cells in a person's body. Normally white blood cells in adults are 3,500 to 10,500. In infants normal levels are 9,000 - 30,000. If there is an increase, it indicates an increase in the immune system which is usually triggered when there is an infection or a foreign organism that enters the need can be a virus, bacteria, or parasites. Some other things that can also increase white blood cell levels are conditions of wound healing, post-surgery, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation of gout.
Whereas for HIV testing further testing is needed, i.e.
- This antibody test is checking for HIV antibodies that are in the blood. Where these antibodies will be produced to fight the HIV virus in the body
- HIV genetic material can be seen by examination in the blood that is by finding the presence of DNA or RNA (genetic material) from the HIV virus
This examination should be carried out periodically because there is a window period that is the time span from the initial transmission to the appearance of HIV antibodies.
If the patient is tested positive for HIV, the patient and doctor can discuss to plan the steps and types of treatment therapy that the patient will undergo
That's the thing we can say. May be useful. Thank you