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petechie
Dec 28, 2000

hi,i see someone wrote to you about petechie.i have some of them from last oct. of 1999 when i may have gotten hiv and wrote to you and ask if they were from hiv infection and from what i told you i did not have hiv. i tested neg.at 5 1\2 months.now over 0ne year do i have to test?i was hoping this was over with.

please help? thank you

Response from Dr. Feinberg

Petechiae are caused by low platelet counts, and there are a number of possible causes of low platelet counts, of which HIV is only one. If your HIV test was negative after almost 6 months and you really have petechiae, then another cause should be sought.


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