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Does Hiv Destroy Thrombocytes

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what are the drugs to improve PLATELETS in Blood as a AIDS patient

Dear doc, My friend got AIDS suddenly he became ill. in blood test we came to know that platelets are very less (8000) in blood.is there any drug to improve platelets? which drugs he should take to become healthy man?Thanking u.XXXXXXXXXX.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...It is important first to find the reason for why the platelets are so low. It could be related to HIV or one of many infections or cancers that can cause low platelets. Medications can also Read more »

Platelets count affected by HIV ?

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hiv+/- relationship, early meds, platelets and AZT

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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood is made up of different types of cells including red blood cells,white blood cells, and platelets. The complete blood count (CBC) is a test thatmeasures the amount of these cells in a sample of your blood. CBCs... Read more »
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Pentamidine

...When pentamidine is given intravenously, it can cause low levels of white and red blood cells. It can also lower the number of platelets in the blood, which affects blood clotting. Intravenous pentamidine may also cause several serious side... Read more »
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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...were thrombocytopenic petechiae. I assumed I also had signs of "easy bruising". All these symptoms occur when someone has a low platelet count, typically around 30-50 x 10^9/L. Thrombocytopenia (lack of platelets) is a rare complication of HIV,... Read more »

starting treatment - Atripla ?

Posted by neneroc, 7 Replies
after a lot of blood work .. physicals etc etc .. Dr. has recomended me to start Atripla, honestly im nervous . Cd4 count is low and VL high, has to do with me being infected just recently (6-8months ago) I need info on it !! please from what... Read more »

Risk assessment, or, how screwed am I?

Posted by ratherconcerned, 1 Reply
...bicep. But nothing too noticeable. I went to the doctor today and had them run a CBC, and it revealed thrombocytenia (low red blood platelets) and lymphocytosis (high lymphocyte counts). The first is consistent with ARS, while the second is not... Read more »

Blood in the Nose

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...some minor, bleeding does take place (can see blood on the finger) and then stops. Is this thrombocytopenia? (HIV-induced low blood platelet count.) Has anyone had this for any other reasons? Read more »