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Hi guys, Seven months ago i was in a low risk situation(been with a girl once, used condom at some point, by that i mean the condom could have been broken and yes i was drunk. I didn’t do anything else just a brief veginal sex with no ejaculation) After 2 weeks i had palpitations and lost my appetite for awhile. I had no other symptoms but now i feel depressed...I have done all the STDs including HIV 2 weeks after the exposure and they were all negative....I'm so stressed and depressed now and i'm so scared of doing the HIV again...Instead last month i have done CD4+CD8 test and the results were(WBC 5900/ul, CD4 38% Absolute CD4 833/ul ,Cd8 25%, CD4/Cd8 1.5) I have done the same test again just yesterday and the results were( WBC 7100/ul, CD4 46% Absolute CD4 1923/u,CD8 20%, CD4/CD8 2.3).....................How can my Absolute count of CD4 from this month is so much more that previous month? I know that the test can vary but not this much!!! Is It possible that the lab made a mistake this time?....IS THIS NORMAL? Considering the CD4 percentage is 46%? I wasn't sick or anything this time!... Help me please!!! Thank u all so much
Your blood values ( especially WBC's) vary greatly constantly. Your counts are absolutely within NORMAL range. Your CD 4 count is exactly the opposite of what we see with HIV infection. You should NEVER use a CBC to try and determine your HIV status. ONLY an HIV-specific Assay (antibody) test) should be used to detect HIV
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