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Hiv And Platelet Count

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Platelets count affected by HIV ?

Dr., every year for the past nine years ( without any meds ever taken, to date ) my CD4s have always been b/w 500-600 with %s between 38-41% and with CD4/CD8 ratio b/w 1.6 and 1.8. , consistently. In addition CBC results have been within the...
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
...Low platelet counts can be associated with HIV infection, particularly in people with advanced HIV infection or in those not on HIV treatment. Your Read more »

HIV with undetectable platelet count

My brother has AIDS and told me that he wants to stop aids meds because his platelet count is... Read more »

when can expect my platelet count to drop?

Just curious as to when hiv begins to affect platelet count. is it right away or does it take time? Read more »
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The Well Project

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

... Platelets (thrombocytes) Platelets are necessary for blood clotting. A normal platelet count isabout 130,000-440,000. If your platelet count is low, you may bleed or bruiseeasily. Blood... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...have enough platelets, you might get internal bleeding or you could bruise easily. People with HIV disease sometimes have a low platelet count, also called "thrombocytopenia." Taking HIV medications usually corrects this problem. Platelets are... Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...weeks later. Of the tests explained in this publication, the most important ones are the red blood cell, white blood cell and platelet counts. Red Blood Cells: The Oxygen Carriers Red Blood Cell (RBC) Count RBCs are produced in your bone... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Side Effects and Management Strategies

... very low amount of neutrophils (neutrophils are white blood cells that fight bacterialinfections) Thrombocytopenia: low platelet count (platelets help stop bleeding by clotting blood) Anaemia Anaemia (an abnormally low red blood cell... Read more »
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bloodwork

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and suggested that since my nodes have persisted that I see a Hematologist. My question is this........is it possible to have HIV and still have normal bloodwork results from a CBC and CMP test? 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 »

No Energy

Posted by funguy, 9 Replies
...This is actually about dealing with my partner who is HIV+ as I am. He is fortunate in that after testing poz 4 yrs ago he is still not on meds. His last labs CD4 - 400+, VL 30,000...I Read more »

dear people please tell me if im mad.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...DNA PCR NEG, MAY ANTIBODY NEG. JUNE,(EARLY)NEG. IM TESTING AGAIN FOR HEP A,B,C,JUST INCASE.(I HEARD IT CAN TAKE ONE YEAR FOR HIV,HEPC.) PLEASE TELL ME PEOPLE,IF YOU THINK IM STUPID OR MENTALLY ILL.LOVE TO YOU ALL.....JOHN IN LONDON. Read more »