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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 »

Low platelets and HIV

Hi;i have unprotected sex from almost 6 months, after 2 weeks from action; i faced low platelets... Read more »

Low platelet/WBC count=HIV??

My boyfriend went to the doctor, at a walk-in clinic (PrimaCare), the other day to see if he was... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low Rates of Hepatitis Screening and Vaccination of HIV-Infected MSM in HIV Clinics

Due to similar behavioral risk factors for the two infections, HIV-positive men who have sex with men are at increased risk of viral hepatitis. The authors of the current study set out to assess adherence to HIV management guidelines that recommend... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Low Condom Use, Multiple Sex Partners, Low Levels of Male Circumcision, Main Factors Fueling Spread of HIV in Southern Africa, Report Says

Low condom use, multiple concurrent sex partners and low levels of male circumcision are fueling the spread of HIV in southern Africa, according to a report released Monday by the Southern African Development Community , Reuters Health reports. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Diagnoses in Australia: Diverging Epidemics Within a Low-Prevalence Country

In order to track recent trends in HIV infection in Australia, the authors undertook an analysis of national surveillance system data from 1993 through 2006. During the study years, 12,313 new diagnoses of HIV infection were reported in Australia.... 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 »

Study shows very low HIV risk from oral sex

Posted by Anonymous
Study shows very low HIV risk from oral sex
New research estimates possibility of infection somewhere between 0-2 percent

by Eric Erickson

ATLANTA - In contrast to a report by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, a new study
shows... Read more »

low chances but sings are showing I'm HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
2 weeks ago I had sex with a sex trader and there was a low risk of infection because of fingering (most of you know the story) because I bite my nails.. this 2nd week and I'm having neck pain and sore throath.. I think I'm infected :(

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just HOW low is the risk of HIV from oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read on the other forums from the doctors and experts replies have said countless number of times that the risk of HIV from unprotected oral sex is extremely, extremely low. And am wondering just how exactly low the risk is? I have asked... Read more »