May 20, 2007
what kind of anemia problems does aids and hiv cause?
Response from Dr. Frascino
HIV-associated anemia can be related to a number of different underlying conditions. At times there may be more than one underlying condition working simultaneously to cause anemia. Common causes include:
3. Nutritional deficiencies such as iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid.
4. HIV itself. Chronic infection with HIV can lead to "anemia of chronic disease," a condition caused by the virus itself.
You can read about these and many other common (and not-so-common) causes of HIV-associated anemia in the archives.
I wasn't quite sure if your question related to underlying causes of HIV-associated anemia or symptoms related to the condition. Regarding symptoms of HIV-associated anemia, they would be identical to anemia caused by or associated with any other condition. The symptoms of anemia can include fatigue, shortness of breath, rapid heart beat, headaches, exercise intolerance, decreased ability to concentrate and even decreased sex drive! You can read more about anemia-related symptoms in the archives.
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