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swine flu vaccine causes ITP on hiv+ not on meds.

dear all the proteines contained on the swine flu vaccine accelerated a downfall on my bloodplates for 90K to 3K in 3 weeks time, causing ITP , now I am on prednisol and had to start with haart (atripla). My bloodplates are still low and fluctuate...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Thanks for posting that-I had not seen a report linking H1N1 vaccine to severe ITP in HIV+ persons. We have been routinely giving the injection form of the vaccine to our HIV+ patients and have not seen any such Read more »

Complex ITP question and being HIV negative.

Dear Dr. Frascino,Well over 20 years ago, I was diagnosed with ITP. My treating hematologist... Read more »

HIV recent ITP diagnosis and cmv virus.

HI Dr Bob, I have written before and things have changed since then. I have had a high risk... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, January 19, 2010

...August 2007 and my last CD4 count was over 600. Nine months ago my platelet count dropped very low, and my doctor told me I had idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). I get bruises on my body sometimes and feel tired most of the time, nothing... Read more »
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HIV and Your Immune System

...malignancies (for example, lymphoma or Kaposi sarcoma); or autoimmune disorders, wherein the immune system injures normal cells, as in idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Disturbingly, HIV may attach itself to CD4+ molecules, gaining... Read more »
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LOW platelet and joint pain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 i had joint pain. it last for 3 weeks. I did my HIV test in... Read more »

Anxiety and symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...earache and a rash on my lower legs. Small red raised dots. I frantically searched for a match. The only thing I could find was ITP (idiopathic immune thrombocytopenic purpura). It fit exactly and is very common in HIV infected people in the... Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
...http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

What a life

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...healthy(?), but people refer to me as the guy with "AIDS". And all the meds every day. And the 12 inch scar from the splenectomy for ITP. And weighing 109 lbs from 155. But you know what? Life is sweet...and I thank God for every day. I... Read more »