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HIV 1 and 2 test negative on several occasions rules out infection with HIV.
is not a characteristic finding in HIV.
Although HIV related infections can alter the white blood cell
There are various othet causes of monocytosis namely:
1. Infections: Tuberculosis
, viral infections, malaria, kala azar
2. Inflammatory and immune related diorders: Rhematoid arthritis, Systemic lupus erythamatous, Temporal arteritis
, Inflammatory bowel disease
3. Drugs: Corticosteroids
1. Acute myelogenous leukemia- certain subtypes
2. Chronic myeloid leukemia- certain types
4. Myelodysplastic syndrome
Since, you have a history of fever with rash
and monocytosis, viral infection is most likely.
If the symptoms are persisting, visit your physician for clinical examination, relevant investigations and management.
Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal