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Male Low Hemoglobin Count HIV+

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see sheet called Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests ) HIV Illness How HIV is...
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Macrocytosis & Fatigue

I am a 29 year-old male-to-female transsexual who is suffering from severe fatigue, dizziness, and episodes of disorientation. Generally, the symptoms are worst in the morning and slowly improve throughout the day. I was wondering if my the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...unrecognized infections5. hormonal imbalances - adrenal insufficiency, thyroid problems, etc. Check these things out with your HIV specialist.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

major fatigue

dr. My last few rbc's have been running between 3.8 and 4.0(refer. range 4.7-5.7) My My hgb is 12.7-refer range 14-17. I am so exhausted and many time feel out of it. I am taking neupogen for white count would you recommend procrit for my red count....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...usually associated with more severe anemia, i.e. lower hemoglobin levels. However, as I have often said, fatigue in the setting of HIV disease is often multifactorial and your mild anemia may be contributing somewhat. Check your old lab slips.... Read more »

After 15 years, My counts are High, But my Body wants to shut down.

Good Afternoon, I'm a 33 year old white male. I became Positive when I was seventeen. Having to deal with the trauma of being violently raped and abused. Was hard enough for me to deal with. Then came the HIV positive thing. But I over came all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...improve not only the anemia, but also the quality of life and energy level of HIV-positive people with even mild to moderate low hemoglobin.The diarrhea and gastrointestinal problems are most likely related to your medications, probably the... 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 »
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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Anemia? Anemia and HIV What Causes Anemia? Diagnosis and Treatment Taking Care of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical problem Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement,... Read more »
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New here - HIV- female with HIV+ male partner

Posted by iSerenity, 2 Replies
...Hi, I'm new here myself, glad I found this site. I'm HIV- and involved with a wonderful man that is HIV+. Already have two kids from a previous relationship. We've been together for Read more »

Male Circumcision Lowers Risk For HIV

Posted by spiderman
...http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/health_medical/article1217831.ece Male circumcision 'lowers risk of HIV infection by 60%' By Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor Published: 09 August 2006 It used to be called the unkindest cut. But now Read more »

My God, do read this.

Posted by Anonymous
...doctor wanted to see me. I tested positive as well. HTLV-3 or Human T-Lymphocyte Virus - #3 was the name of the virus before HIV. Three months later, Dennis was in the hospital with PCP Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia, and a full-blown AIDS... Read more »

Someone help me out here

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
..."few" mean 5 minutes, 20 minutes, or 45 minutes? A fresh cut that I had made an hour prior came in contact with the semen of an HIV+ male about 10 minutes after it had dried. It was a small amount, but I'm still worried about it. If ANYONE has... Read more »