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What causes high ESR reading?

Hello Dr.Galamanga I am a 50yr old African woman living with HIV, I have been on ARVs since 2005 a recent ESR reading from the lab was given as 53mm/hr.. My full blood count results and CD4 readings were ok what do you think could be causing such a high ESR reading?
Fri, 31 Oct 2014
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Hello,
Thank you for your contact to healthcare magic.
I understand your health concern, if I am your doctor I suggest you that in HIV positive patients who has high ESR is always a suspected of having tuberculosis. I advice you to undergo testing for the tuberculosis. Take the complete six month treatment. TB in HIV patients has many complications.

I will be happy to answer all your future concern.
Thank you,
Dr Arun Tank
Infectious disease specialist.
Wish you a best health at health care magic.
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