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Anemia And AIDS

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Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Anemia? What Causes Anemia? Anemia and HIV Women and Anemia Diagnosis and Treatment Taking Care of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical condition that occurs when youhave a lower than normal amount of red blood cells (RBCs) in your body. It canalso happen if your hemoglobin (HGB) level is below normal. HGB is a proteinthat uses iron to carry oxygen. It is found in RBCs and gives blood its...
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fatique and anemia do I have AIDS

I recently have been expericing fatique and anemia. My blood count is 9. My whole entire body hurts at times. My doctors dont know what is wrong. I am scared to take a HIV test. What should I do?...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

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

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloI don't know which blood count you are referring to, but if you have fatigue and anemia, it sounds like your hemoglobin count is 9gm.Please verify this. First the anemia should be evaluated extensively to determine the etiology. There are... Read more »

Anemia and AIDS

Drs.My brother has aids, he was taking antiretrovirals for 7 months but now he has a very severe anemia he is in the hospital getting blood because he was very bad. He is getting better now but he is still having some crisis: high fever, cough,...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The first 6 months after antiretroviral therapy is started can be very difficult, particularly for patients who had AIDS or who had very low CD4 counts before therapy was started. Higher rates of drug intolerance are observed in patients with more... Read more »

Anemia Development In Aids

Doctor Bob, I have been desperately searching for HIV caused anemia. Many sites refer to it but none of them provide the exact information I'm looking for. So now i come to you. Here is my question: Does HIV infection cause anemia...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Desperately searching for information about HIV-related anemia? Well, you've come to the right place! Although, I must admit, I'm not exactly sure what you're asking about in your hypothetical example.Your primary question seems... Read more »

HIV/ Aids..... Anemia

Am I more prone to getting the HIV/ AIDs virus if I am enemic...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, but the reverse is true. If you have HIV/AIDS, you are more likely to become anemic. Up to 25% of HIVers have some form of this "exhaustion-making" condition. What a drag! Luckily, there are excellent therapies available to treat... Read more »
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anemia and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i read on an anemia website that people with hiv/aids tend to get anemia easily.
is it possible to get anemia from hiv 5 months after exposure/contracting hiv ?
or is this something that only develops in later stages of aids ? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can some1 recently infected devlope anemia? does 1 get this early during hiv or is it later in the disease?

Basically, is it possible to devlope anemia less then a year after infection? Read more »

Anemia y VIH

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Es cierto que la anemia les da a los enfermos con VIH en cualquier estado de la enfermedad, asi lo dijo los doctores Steve y Santana, pero estar con anemia no significa que uno este con VIH. Tambien los retrovirales suelen provocar anemia en algunos... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hola, tengo varias dudas ms:
1 la anemia puede alargar el periodo ventana?
2 me han salido unos granitos en la espalda que a veces me pican, es un sntoma o es causa del stress?

Ojal todos tengamos salud, gracias Read more »