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Platelet Count May Indicate Hiv

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Platelets count affected by HIV ?

Dr., every year for the past nine years ( without any meds ever taken, to date ) my CD4s have always been b/w 500-600 with %s between 38-41% and with CD4/CD8 ratio b/w 1.6 and 1.8. , consistently. In addition CBC results have been within 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
...Low platelet counts can be associated with HIV infection, particularly in people with advanced HIV infection or in those not on HIV treatment. Your Read more »

HIV with undetectable platelet count

My brother has AIDS and told me that he wants to stop aids meds because his platelet count is... Read more »

candida fungus, high viral load, start therapy

Thanks for your time!I was infected 1.5 years ago and had first test immediatly after with 430 CD4... Read more »
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The Well Project

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

... Platelets (thrombocytes) Platelets are necessary for blood clotting. A normal platelet count isabout 130,000-440,000. If your platelet count is low, you may bleed or bruiseeasily. Blood... Read more »
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 »
Project Inform

Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

... Introduction Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cells: The Oxygen Carriers White Blood Cells: Infection Fighters Platelet Count Chemistry Screen (CHEM-25 OR SMA-25) Lymphocyte Subsets and Viral Load: Specific Tests for People With... Read more »
Project Inform

How to Monitor HCV and Liver Health

...phosphatase and total bilirubin -- the yellow or orange pigment in bile. (High levels of bilirubin can lead to jaundice.) Blood Platelet Count Platelets are a part of the blood that is needed for clotting. They travel to the site of an injury... Read more »
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bloodwork

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and suggested that since my nodes have persisted that I see a Hematologist. My question is this........is it possible to have HIV and still have normal bloodwork results from a CBC and CMP test? 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 »

No Energy

Posted by funguy, 9 Replies
...This is actually about dealing with my partner who is HIV+ as I am. He is fortunate in that after testing poz 4 yrs ago he is still not on meds. His last labs CD4 - 400+, VL 30,000...I Read more »

Blood Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...counts also platelets, could or should there be anything suspicious in those findings that could indicate the possibility of HIV being present? Read more »