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Platelet Count May Indicate Hiv

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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 having a bad reaction to Bactrim anti-biotic. He had had an abscess under his arm and the doctor prescribed the Bactrim to clear up the infection. The...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello."Based on those numbers alone is HIV a legitimate assumption to make?" No, it's not. And the physician who advised that a platelet count of 98,000 and white blood cell count of 3.3 indicates your boyfriend "probably has... Read more »

CMV and platelet counts

Hello and thanks in advance for your help.In May I was diagnosed with PCP and diagnosed with HIV,... Read more »

Cd4 count 600+, platelet count very low

Hi doctor,I was diagnosed with hiv in August 2007. My last cd4 count was 2 months ago with 600+. 9... 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 »
Merck & Co., Inc.

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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blood counts can indicate infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
As an old timer of this board having had ALL the ars symptoms and 20 negative HIV tests including PCR’s DNA bDNA I recently received the results from a blood count that shows my lymphocyte percentage which was 45 right at the top of the... Read more »

CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing.

Posted by TonyF, 4 Replies
This, rather than being a myth the public promotes, could be considered a myth that the medical establishment promotes. We are led to believe that our bi-yearly doctor checkup of our CD4+Tcell count is a good baseline determination of where we... 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 »

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 »