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HIV Positive Cause For Hemoglobin Drop

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Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

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Hemoglobin dropping fast

My husband just diagnosed with HIV disease(probably got it 10 yrs ago). His Hemoglobin was low but has been dropping since stopping Flucytosine, Amphoterecin B, and started Bactrim. He is also on azithromyacin, and fluconazole as he could not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...far too complex for me to comment on with such limited information. There is no doubt that anemia in the setting of advanced HIV disease can be multifactorial. It can be caused by HIV itself (anemia of chronic disease), opportunistic infections... Read more »

Anemia and HIV drug Duovir

My Sister is pos for 6 yrs,for the last five yr she is taking Duovir(Zido+lami)for the last five year ,six month back(april-2005) her cd4 was 412 and hb was 12, from the last three month she was feeling tired ,last month(29-10-2005) her cd4 was 389...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...life saving for severe, symptomatic anemia, for instance in patients who have rapid decreases in hemoglobin levels, extremely low hemoglobin levels or who exhibit pronounced anemia-related symptoms. However, whenever possible we try to avoid... Read more »

HIV+ Woman with Low Hemoglobin count

I recently had a low hemoglobin count. But it could be that I was feeling worn out that day. I've always been borderline anemic (even before I was diagnosed with HIV). I'm a vegetarian and when the count was taken it was one week after my menstrual...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloYou could have been feeling worn out that day because your hemoglobin level was low. Borderline anemia sometimes occurs in women during the menstrual period. The fact that you are vegetarian does increase the chance of becoming iron deficient,... Read more »

why low hemoglobin?

My blood test from a routine physical came back with low hemoglobin. I need to get aids tested anyway because I did have unprotected sex with my new boyfriend a couple of months ago. My question is why else would my hemoglobin be low? I'm very...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...if you had unprotected sex, you should be evaluated for possible HIV infection, but statistically, it is highly unlikely your low hemoglobin is related to this. Remember to wait at least 3 moths from your last possible exposure to get HIV tested.... Read more »
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I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

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...I work in the Mental Health profession, and have been part of the treatment team for some HIV patients who are suffering from mental illness and depression. I have seen a variety of patients...ranging from those who are Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I just got my hiv labs back and my CD4 dropped from 974 to 717, my viral increased from <50 now to 274. Whats with that.. Is this a blip Read more »

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