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Anemia Causes

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Anemia as cause of false HIV negative.

Hello Doctor. Hope you are doing well. My question is the following: Is it possible for an HIV-positive person with anemia to test negative in the elisa test? The rationale for the question is that if a person is HIV postive and has anemia, then she...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nope! That is not possible. Your hypothetical rational is not how the body actually works. Anemia, or "low energy" from any source, will not affect the body's ability to make anti-HIV antibodies or affect HIV test results.Dr. Bob Read more »

Can anemia cause CD4 count to drop?

Thank you for replying to my previous questions regarding my husband. At his second quarterly check... Read more »

anemia caused by sex?

Can having sex cause anemia. My teacher say abstinacy (no sex) is only way to prevent it. I do feel... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Ecstasy Can Cause Anemia in HAART Users

Background To capture oxygen from the lungs and deliver it to tissues, red blood cells (RBCs) use a protein called hemoglobin. Produced by the bone marrow, RBCs survive for between three and four months before they are removed from circulation. If... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...shortage of hemoglobin (HGB). HGB is a protein in red blood cells. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Anemia causes fatigue, shortness of breath and dizziness. People with anemia don't feel as good as people with a normal... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...strongly associated with HIV disease progression and an increased risk of death. What Causes Anemia? There are many possible causes of anemia, including: A shortage of the B vitamins: B12 and folic acid (folate) A shortage of iron, which... Read more »
The Well Project

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

Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care.... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hey everyone, I need some advice again... my numbers are really good... CD4 250+ VL >50 Now, I've always been one to bruise easily, but within the last couple of years, it's gotten much worse. I read somewhere that Folic Acid can help with this,... Read more »

Is tiredness a symptom?

Posted by James1941, 5 Replies
Tested HIV+ in Sept 2005, contracted it in March or April 2005 (I think) regular monitoring, still no medication, readings holding steady. What I want to know is whether tiredness is a symptom of HIV. For example, my home is fairly small but more... Read more »

I know how you feel...Infected.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear Infected, I know exactly how you feel. EVERYTHING that you have described on your past postings...I shared the same thoughts/feelings..BELIEVE ME!..even right up to now. The rest and yourself might think I'm crazy and why the heck I'm thinking... 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 »