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Thrombocytopenia And Hiv

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HIV and thrombocytopenia

Hi There,I am not sure if I am directing my question to the correct expert but if I am not, please forward this to the appropriate individual.I was wondering about HIV infection and thrombocytopenia. Specifically, when (or even if) thrombocytopenia...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
Hello RajHIV-related immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) can occur at any period within the HIV disease spectrum, if platelet associated immunoglobulin is present. Other causes of HIV- related thrombocytopenia include circulating immune complexes that... Read more »

thrombocytopenia - reason to go on meds?

I have been HIV+ since Nov 2003 and till now had steady readings of 500-600 CD4 and VL around 10K.... Read more »

Thrombocytopenia

Dr. Frascino, I just spend the last two evenings reading through your answers but couldn't... Read more »
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Thrombocytopena

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have another question, is thrombocytopenia which is a low platelet count in your blood considered to be an ARS symptom or is it considered to be the onset of the virus? Another question is what are the symptoms for this disorder?

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Life Expectancy with HIV

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Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays.
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symptoms of primary infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I would like to ask a few questions about primary HIV infection. Approximately 4 weeks ago, I developed an illness with a sudden onset of fever and mild sore throat--following a night of staying out really late and having lots of alcohol. The... Read more »