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What Is Thrombocytopenia

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thrombocytopenia? please answer

Hello dr. bob, I want to start by saying looking through your archives has brought me some peace of mind, and you are a huge inspiration, but I cannot find anything in your forum on thrombocytopenia and I was wondering if you could assess my risk.I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your platelet count was only slightly below the normal range and is not at all worrisome. It does not "suggest HIV!" I'm confident your results will normalize spontaneously over the next several months. Genital warts are an indicator of HPV... Read more »

HCV & thrombocytopenia

What are the possible causes of thrombocytopenia in a patient with HCV, not on HCV treatment? 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...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 almost never so high that they... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Side Effects and Management Strategies

...psychiatric side effects Flu-like symptoms, weight loss and fatigue (feeling tired) Anaemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia Insomnia, rash, dry mouth, breathlessness, irritability and other side effects Side... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


...Oral fumagillin has been effective to treat Enterocytozoon bieneusi infections, but it has been associated with thrombocytopenia. Albendazole * is the drug of choice to treat gastroenteritis caused by Encephalitozoon ... Read more »
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Abstract No. 402:Phase I/II Dosing Study of Once-Daily Hydroxyurea (HU) Alone vs Didanosine (ddI) Alone vs ddI + HU

...chemistries caused discontinuation in roughly 3% which was equal across the board. Hematologic toxicities included: neutropenia, thrombocytopenia and anemia. This study concludes that: 1) hydroxyurea increases the antiretroviral activity of... Read more »
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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies reactive lymph nodes and is a very, very common phenomenon. Self-diagnosis is a dangerous thing. I diagnosed myself with thrombocytopenia on the basis of "small red dots" on my palms which, I thought, were thrombocytopenic petechiae. I... Read more »

26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
I had AIDS for many years now and was the lucky one's to surive... the clinical studies.... long term side effects... and the worst isolation. I'm 26 years old and i was dianosed in 1988 when i was five years old. My parents didn't know why i had a... Read more »


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? Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. Read more »