Dec 19, 2002
Dr let me just assure you that you are the BEST! My question is the following. I have been diagnosed with anemia. They found that my iron levels are VERY low for a women of my age. THis of course makes me very weak and tired - I just want to sleep all day long. I would like to know if by judging the fact that my iron levels are low if this also indicates a low immune system and if this can also be related to possible HIV infection? Thanks DR - we all appreciate your patience and hard work...
Response from Dr. Frascino
Low iron levels are related to iron-deficiency anemia, not immune deficiency. These are 2 very different conditions! Certainly, some folks with immune deficiency can also develop iron deficiency and vice versa, but there is no specific link. Your condition should be quite easily corrected with iron supplementation. As for HIV, this would only be a concern if you've had a significant risk exposure. If so, get tested. It's the only way to determine if you are positive or not.
Good luck. Happy Holidays.
AIDS IS A MENTAL CONDITION
Living A Long Life???
- Flaky Skin After Fingering Stripper Sign Of HIV AIDS
- HIVpain In Penis After Touching Dried Blood Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Runny Nose After Oral Sex With No Protection Does It Mean I Have HIV
- White Bumps On Penis After Rubbing Penis Worried I Have HIV
- Can You Get Trichomoniasis Without Have Sex?
- How Do Genital Warts Start?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.