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CBC Results - KH
Feb 6, 2001

Hi Doctor, I recently had a CBC done after 8 weeks of possible hiv exposure. It was indicated that my platelets were at 754, I understand this is very high. I read that most people who are Hiv positive have a low platelet count(Thrombocytopenia), but I read a post by Dr Feinberg which stated that some people develop hypercoagulable state, 1)Is this not opposite to what is usually seen in hiv+ people. 2)Would this be a positive sign that the symptoms that I have been experiencing for the last month(most recent are; joint pain, small pulsating feelings throughout my body, more in the form of aches)?

Response from Dr. Henry

Elevated platelets are quite unusual as a sign of HIV infection. The symptoms you describe are not suggestive of HIV infection but would warrant a good evaluation by a primary care doc. KH

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