hemoglobin and HIV
Aug 11, 2012
hi I am from Singapore. I need to underwent a pre employment medical check up which consists of hemoglobin test.. I am still unsure of my HIV status.. However I had read alot articles even on thebody website that a low hemoglobin level means ur immune systems is weak which could be HIV positive.. Because I am pretty sure I do not lack of iron and no kidney illness... Is it true that a low hemoglobin result could be a indicator of HIV positive?? I am worried... Pls answer my question as soon as possible.. Appreciate!!
Response from Dr. Young
I don't usually answer the "Do I have HIV?" questions on this forum- this is a space for people who are trying to make important decisions about their HIV medications. Please understand that.
There are a thousand things that can cause a low iron or hemoglobin level. HIV is only one of them. If you think that you might have HIV, the ONLY way to know this is to have a HIV test.
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