Low Platelet Count Associated With 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 withHIV infection, particularly in people with advanced HIV infection or in those not on HIV treatment. Your Read more »

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Project Inform

Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...testing is done more often in people with symptoms of low red blood cells ( anemia ), low white blood cells ( leukopenia ) and low platelets ( thrombocytopenia ). In each case, if a change occurs that worries you or your doctor, the tests should... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... 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 »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

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