Aug 24, 1998
what does hemoglobin have to do with HIV?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen in the body. A certain amount of red blood cells and therefore hemoglobin is necessary to keep the heart, brain and other organs of the body going. HIV itself, other infections associated with HIV, or some of the medicines we give to treat HIV can cause the bone marrow (place in the body where red cells are made) to stop or decrease the amount of red blood cells that are made. MH
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