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Low Platelet Count Associated With Hiv

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low platelet count

hii was diagnosed with hiv in december 05. i started haart on 1st June 06 due to my platelet count dropping to 30k. my most recent blood results show that my cd4 is 576 and viral load undetectable. however my platelet count is only 17k. surely if my...
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
In most cases low platelet counts associated with HIV infection will respond to HIV treatment. In some cases it will not. You always need to look at what meds (hiv or other meds) or over the counter products you might be taking that could affect... Read more »

Low Platelet Count

I have had a low platelet count for over a year and am concerned about it. What I would like to... Read more »

Platelet associates with HIV

My concern the platelet counts are very low. It is 20k. I have hiv positive. My doctor said my cd4... 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 »

Factors Associated With Low Bone Mineral Density in People With HIV: An Interview With E. Turner Overton, M.D.

Listen (2.3MB MP3, 5.5 min.) E. Turner Overton, M.D., of Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., presented a poster at CROI on low bone mineral density among people with HIV . In this interview, he discusses the study's findings and its... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines HIV-Positive Patients' Death Risk at CD4 Counts Above 350

"Having HIV appears to be associated with a greater risk of death, even when the immune system is relatively robust and patients have not started treatment," according to a study published Friday in the Lancet , MedPage Today reports (Smith,... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Low CD4 Count Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk With HIV

A latest CD4 count below 200 raised the risk of acutemyocardial infarction (MI, or heart attack) in a largestudy of people with HIV, regardless of what otherheart risk factors those people had. 1 A viral load above100,000 copies also made a heart... 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 »

hsv2 and low white blood cell count

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Could having hsv2 delay hiv antibody results(keep coming up negative but positve)? And could a low white blood cell count 3.9 normal is 3.8- 10.5 be a sign of possible aids or hiv becoming aids even though negative on antibody test and negative on... Read more »

Low WBC Count - So Scared, please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
On 3/16 I tested negative for the HIV virus. This was approximately 8 weeks after having unprotected sex and there were other partners prior to that. However, two weeks later on April 4, I had some blood work done because I wasn't feeling well. I... Read more »