Can HIV affect a blood count test?
9 weeks ago I had unprotected sex with a loose girl. At the 2 week point she was tested for HIV and was negative. At the 8 week point I was tested for HIV and was also negative. I felt much better but that night I developed a rash on my chest and a sore throat a few days after. This made me EXTREMELY nervous. I went into the doctor today and told her everything. She said I don't have HIV and tested me for mono and two types of strep. She also said that my rash looks like a strep rash. I'm still waiting on one of the strep tests. She told me she thought I have some kind of virus so she did a blood count. The blood count came back normal so who knows what's going on. I'm wondering if HIV can affect a blood count? I feel like I'm so close to breaking this barrier of being scared of having HIV. Can anyone please help? Thank you!