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Low Platelets And Hiv

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Low Platelet HIV Treatment

How do you Feel About AZT in the Treatment of Low Platelet Count of an HIV Infected Patient. It would seem Spleen Removal is Radical and would effect the Immune Systems abitlity to effectively combat the HIV. Is the Spleen not instrumental to 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
AZT was found in earlier studies to result in improvement in platelet count. There is less data in the modern era about other drugs. It is not clear if newer drugs are less effective or less studied. yes the spleen is an important organ for... Read more »

HIV Low Platelet

I too have been positive for 20 Years with no anti-virals. Mr Dr. suggested starting me on HIV... Read more »

HIV Low Platelets

Ive also Heard DDI is and effective treatment? I have established through a Hemotogist that I... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...have enough platelets, you might get internal bleeding or you could bruise easily. People with HIV disease sometimes have a low platelet count, also called "thrombocytopenia." Taking HIV medications usually corrects this problem. Platelets are... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Isentress

...cancer (new and recurrent, though most patients had other risk factors for cancer), low white blood cell count (neutropenia), low platelets, and elevated liver enzyme levels. May cause elevated levels of a muscle enzyme (creatine kinase) on blood... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...This Checklist Routine Laboratory Tests Special Laboratory Tests Vaccinations About This Checklist People with HIV should have some laboratory tests and vaccinations on a regular basis. You might want to keep your own file of... Read more »
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Is tiredness a symptom?

Posted by James1941, 5 Replies
...Tested HIV+ in Sept 2005, contracted it in March or April 2005 (I think) regular monitoring, still no medication, readings holding steady. Read more »

LOW platelet and joint pain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have low platelet and joint pain what conclusion can you draw for me. Do you think it is a HIV symptoms? People who have low platelet and HIV NEGATIVE can call as ITP? Thank you for your time and looking forward to hear from you. Regards... Read more »

Test!?!window period?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...let you know my outcome. You are all wonderfull! If I am negative or positive I have decided to do volunteer work involving aids orginizations, we can find a cure! Peace Read more »

Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...were thrombocytopenic petechiae. I assumed I also had signs of "easy 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,... Read more »