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Anemia

These approaches might not work. It may not be possible to stop using all medications that cause anemia. Two additional treatments are injections of EPO and transfusions. EPO (erythropoietin) stimulates the production of red blood cells. In 1985, scientists learned how to make synthetic EPO. It is injected under the skin, usually once a week. The most common brand of EPO is Procrit. In 2011 the FDA warned that using Procrit can increase the...
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Unlikely HIV Infection? (Resubmitted from the Fatigue and Anemia Forum)

Dr. Frascino, I am a 26yo female, and I am a registered nurse. About six weeks ago I became very ill. I tested positive for strep and EBV, and I spent four days in the hospital because of this. Since then I have remained fatigued and have had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Could your reactive ELISA and indeterminate Western Blot be secondary to your recent non-HIV viral infection? Yes, not only could it be, but most likely that is exactly what has transpired. Your HIV risk is negligible; consequently, your HIV... Read more »

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Recent epidemiological studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate).... Read more »

mouth infection and anemia

Hi doctor Bob,Congratulation for your good work. I wrote to you 6 years ago for a possible hiv infection. At that time, I was seronegative but time passed and discovered that I was positive recently. I am canadian originally from north africa but I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Infections can be associated with fatigue. However, there are many other potential underlying causes of HIV-associated fatigue. Review the chapter in the archives of this forum devoted to this topic.Antibiotics, such as amoxicillin, can cure some... Read more »

HIV associated with anemia?

I think i may have an HIV infection, It wasnt too long ago that I was at my daughters school helping with crafts, when one of the parents cut himself, i took the exacto knife from him, and in the process cut myself too, now i just had a sore throat...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The risk of HIV transmission from the incident you describe is so low as to be negligible. However, the only way to be certain would be to have an HIV test three months after the potential exposure. Regarding anemia, there are many, many... Read more »
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anemia

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.........OR IS IT

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
over the last year i had some unsafe sexual acts,my question is ive had this tongue problem for a while and was wondering ive heard b12 deficiency is a sign of hiv infection, is this true?ive had a cbc test done and all was in normal range, just... Read more »

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 »

Anemia?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know what is the typical symptoms for anemia? I recently experienced bruises easily which had never happened to me before. I was a very healthy person and bruise or cuts on me got healed very quickly. People told me that low red blood... Read more »