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low red, low white fine platelets

My brother has been diagnosed with Myleofibrosis. However, in my research his ailments do not match. He has a red blood count of 8.5 and white blood count of 200-500, his platelets are fine, spleen fine, no other symptoms. However, continues to be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Is your brother HIV positive? Myelofibrosis is a difficult diagnosis to make. Anemia is often a first sign. Enlarged spleen - termed splenomegaly - is seen in almost all patients. White blood cell count is often elevated. Platelet counts are either... Read more »

(lmr) LOW RED BLOOD CELLS

My CBC is 2.64. Iron is ok. Hemoglobin and Hematocrit look fine. Why am I losing RBCs? Recent... Read more »

low red blood cell & white cells

HiI'm a 40 yr old male and I've been pos for 6 yrs and taking ziagen,epivir & norvir... 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 »
HIV i-Base

Glossary

anaemia: very low red blood cell count. albumin: a protein made by the liver. It carries drugs,hormones and waste products through the blood andmaintains fluid levels within the body. An abnormally lowlevel of albumin is a sign of serious... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Should Gay Men Be Allowed to Donate Blood?

When the Red Cross arrived at the Library of Congress in 1998 for its annual blood donation drive, gay library employee Charles McMoore registered, then rolled up his sleeve to perform what he felt was a civic duty. As he sat before the nurse who... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Treatment of Co-Infection Despite Very Low CD4+ Cell Counts

In general, treatment guidelines for HCV-HIV co-infection encourage the initiation of HCV therapy at counts well above the 200 CD4+ cell level. The reason for this is that HCV therapy can temporarily reduce CD4+ cell counts, and if these fall too... Read more »
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Update: Son has low red blood count

Posted by mom2w, 1 Reply
Hi all,
My son's wife and I accompanied him to his second Dr. appointment yesterday. This was a scheduled 2 week check. During his checkup it showed he was running a fever of 101.2.

The Dr. called back last night reporting his red blood cells were... Read more »

Low White Blood Cell count

Posted by adlers, 1 Reply
Hi,
I recently had a Full Blood Count taken as routine as i have had bad stomach aches etc recently. When they returned they showed a low white blood cell count. The blood was taken about a week after a very drunken incident with a guy. We had sex... 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 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 »