I had a needle stick exposure before 11 months. When I was trying to insert the IV in a patient, I ended up poking myself accidentally on my finger. I did a fourth-generation HIV antibody test five months before, and it turned out negative.
Recently, I went for a routine check-up, and everything was average except my total WBC. It was 3.5 million cells/mm³, and my neutrophils were slightly low. After reading this, my doctor wants me to recheck for HIV and any other infectious diseases. I am not sexually active now, and I am concerned.
I am a worried doctor. What are my chances? What are your thoughts? I did have my second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine before 20 days. My query is, would the vaccine be the cause for the increase in WBC?