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Hiv And Platelet Dysfunction

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Falling VL; falling platelets

I'm not sure if this is the most appropriate forum for my question, but here goes anyway. I have been on an interruption for 4 1/2 months. Initially my VL rose to about 50,000 (which is still below baseline), then it fell to 30,000 and now to...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
You did not mention what your lowest CD4 level was, which might be helpful to know. You probably have immune dysfunction. This is not just exhibited by a loss of immune function, but in some situations, a deranged or even hyped up immune function.... Read more »

CD4 below 400 and platelets at 50000

Hello!My 28-year-old bf has been hiv positive for 20 months.His first tests (January 2008) : VL... Read more »

blood platelets and hiv

once you have begun to lose platelets is any way to replace them?... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Type 1 Infection, and Not Short-Term HAART, Induces Endothelial Dysfunction

"Ischemic cardiovascular events increasingly occur during long-lasting HIV infection and are attributed either to the infection itself or to the use of HAART [highly active antiretroviral therapy]. Endothelial dysfunction and platelet activation are... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Are Platelets a Window Into the Brain?

Platelets, the second most common type of blood cell, are tiny disc-shaped cells. The main role that platelets play in the body is that of damage control. When platelets sense injured blood vessels, they become activated and release chemical signals... Read more »
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Gender Issues and Sexual Dysfunction: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

This is part of a series of articles summarizing presentations from the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging, which took place in Baltimore, Md., from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2010. Jump to the table of contents to see the other articles in this... Read more »
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Cognitive Dysfunction: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

This is part of a series of articles summarizing presentations from the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging, which took place in Baltimore, Md., from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2010. Jump to the table of contents to see the other articles in this... Read more »
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LOW platelet and joint pain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am 32 male from toronto. I have been diagnosed to low platetlet in 1997 and range is 45 to 95. It goes up and down but mostly i am within this range. I was told by my bood specialist that ITP. They don't know the cause of it. Well, same time... Read more »

Platelet Count

Posted by Anonymous
was diagnosed in Jan 2003 & at that time my viral load was 750,000 and my CD4 was 52. I was also told my platelet count was 116. Since then, after starting meds, my VL has dropped to 92, my CD4 has climbed to 255 BUT my platlets have dropped to... Read more »

Gilbert's Syndrome and HIV Meds

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
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Not to worry, but PWA's should find out if they have this condition.... Read more »

Thrombocytopena

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have another question, is thrombocytopenia which is a low platelet count in your blood considered to be an ARS symptom or is it considered to be the onset of the virus? Another question is what are the symptoms for this disorder?

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