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.

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. Read more »

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The Well Project

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


...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 »
AIDS InfoNet

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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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...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, and may occur with many other conditions. Well, according to my CBC... Read more »

i dont understand!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...another appointment- during this appointment the doctor told him that he found some abnormalties in the blood and thinks an HIV test should be taken. I'm confused. I thought that standard blood tests don't show any of that stuff? Someone... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...think who i could have cuahgt this from if infact i do have it because i have had protected sex, i do know condoms aren't 100% affective. my symptoms are that i lost 20 pounds form nov to may but i use to be a active weight lifter and play... Read more »

Life Expectancy with HIV

Posted by SaltyWater, 9 Replies
...Hi I was recently diagnosed with HIV some 6/7 weeks ago. While I can accept this illness and try not to let it affect my life too much, and making sure I go to my appointments on time etc, I'm wanting to know if HIV actually has an impact of your Read more »
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