How Does Hiv Affect Blood Platelets

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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.

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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. Read more »

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Low Platelets

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

...defend against parasites.They normally make up about 1-8 percent of the total WBC count. Platelets (thrombocytes) Platelets are necessary for blood clotting. A normal platelet count isabout... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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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Normal Laboratory Values

...x 0.01 Phosphorus 2.5 – 4.5 mg/dL 0.81-1.45 mmol/L x 0.323 Platelets (Thrombocytes) 130 – 400 x 10 3 µL 130 – 400 x 10 9 L No conversion ... Read more »
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HIV Health Checklist

...below 1,000. Complete Blood Count (CBC, see fact sheet 121 ): This test measures red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets (cells that help clot your blood if you get a cut. It is the most common blood test. Test at baseline and every... Read more »
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