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Anemia early in HIV disease progression

...Hi DoctorI have a simple question for you. I was wondering at what point Anemia can occur in people with HIV disease. Is it possible to have HIV related Anemia within six months of infection or does it take longer.Thanks
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...taking AZT (Retrovir, Combivir, Trizivir) could come on quite suddenly (weeks). "Anemia of chronic disease" caused by chronic HIV infection itself, on the other hand, would become manifest much later (years). You can read much more about... Read more »

HIV and other diseases.

Hi,My name is Steve and my wife and myself are both infected with the HIV virus. Although my... Read more »

Replication Capacity and HIV disease progression

...replication capacity, and is this an indicator that I my HIV disease may progress more rapidly? ... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Meta-Analysis: Increased Mortality Associated With Hepatitis C in HIV-Infected Persons Is Unrelated to HIV Disease Progression

...highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Using meta-analysis, the study authors estimated the effect of HCV infection on HIV disease progression and overall mortality in the pre-HAART and HAART eras. The databases PubMed and EMBASE were... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Longitudinal Association of Alcohol Use With HIV Disease Progression and Psychological Health of Women With HIV

... The association of alcohol consumption and depression, and their effects on HIV disease progression among women with HIV, were the subjects of the current study. The participants were 871 HIV-positive women recruited...alcohol consumption has a... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

ACTG 175: Anti-HIV Therapy Lowers Risk of AIDS, Death in Patients with Intermediate-Stage HIV Disease

...Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has demonstrated that anti-HIV treatment of individuals with intermediate-stage HIV disease can lower their risk of developing AIDS and, in certain patients, can reduce the risk of death. In a... Read more »
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Hormonal Contraception Use Has No Impact on HIV Disease Progression, Large Cohort Analysis Finds

...University of Alabama at Birmingham discusses a multi-country cohort study exploring the impact of hormonal contraception on HIV disease progression. After the discussion, there will be a series of questions and answers. Elizabeth Stringer: ... Read more »
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Fat loss in the cheeks but no HIV disease

Posted by Serge2008, 2 Replies
Hi! I'm a 41yo French heterosexual man and I live in Pennsylvania. Three years ago, I started to notice a sudden fat loss in my cheeks in a short period of time. I was worried about something serious and I had various blood test for cancer and HIV... Read more »

HIV a DISEASE or a CONDITION

Posted by Survivor, 4 Replies
SO WHAT IS IT??? This is a very intersting question is it not...? Pharma says it's a Condition, others +ve and -ve say its a disease and or condtion.. WHATS THE BLOODY ANSWER!?!?!?! "Oh Eric, I am so sorry for you, thats a horrible... Read more »

4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 ) There are four stages to HIV disease 1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected...both got ill---very very profoundly). ... Read more »

Fear of HIV Infection is a major disease

Posted by GaryNPA, 3 Replies
I have been posting on this board in an attempt to help folks for a long time now. Person after person after person has a low risk exposure, experiences guilt and anxiety - then loses sleep and runs down their body - and then gets ill all over... Read more »