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Which situation do occur during ARS? Thrombocytopenia or Thrombosytosis

Question: 

I read that during ARS one can have thrombocytopenia. It is also said that acute HIV infection can cause Reactive Arthritis, and Thrombocytosis is a marker of reactive arthritis. I'm now confused. Which situation is more likely during ARS? (Thrombocytosis vs Thrombocytopenia)

Answer: 

Hi there,

Thank you for choosing the AIDS Vancouver Helpline as your source of information.

It is important to recognize that we here at the AIDS Vancouver Helpline are not doctors. Certain questions such as yours (which happen to be highly clinical and pertaining diagnosis of co-infections), are best to be answered by a doctor or a healthcare professional in your area.

In health,

Moe- AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer