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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 that happens when you have a lower than normal amount of red blood cells (RBCs) in your body. It can also happen if your hemoglobin (HGB) level is below normal. HGB is a protein that uses iron to carry oxygen. It is found in RBCs and gives blood its red color....
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Are standard anemia tests accurate?

My question is about anemia, which I saw you writing about somewhere else.Are the tests accurate? The reason I ask is that, although my doctor said the tests indicate I am not anemic, I experience fatigue a lot, my mother was anemic, and I was once...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Tests for anemia are standardized and extremely accurate. "Alternative Practitioners" are unfortunately neither standardized nor often accurate.Simply Read more »

anemia test

I'm a bit confused. I've read here and elsewhere that anemia is caused by low red blood cells but no one talks about measurung these guys on blood tests. Am I missing something? Are hemoglobins red blood cells?I just want to make sure my doctor is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Joey,Don't be confused. That's a good question! You are correct: Anemia is a medical term for low red blood cells or low hemoglobin, an oxygen-carrying protein contained within red blood cells.Actually, we do measure red blood cells when we get... Read more »

anemic?

Tired, exhausted, or anemic???Which am I?????????Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Ummm, I really don't know. Am I supposed to guess, or perhaps instead of this forum, you were trying to reach the psychic hotline?Regarding anemia, the diagnosis is really quite simple a simple blood test called hemoglobin will give you the... Read more »

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Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Vatana-Thanks for your post.A complete description of these two very important diseases is beyond the scope of this forum; briefly, tuberculosis (TB) and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) are related bacterium called mycobacteria. Both are also... Read more »
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Early Diagnosis and Appropriate Treatment of HIV-Related Anemia Important to Survival of the HIV-Positive

Association of Treatments for Anemia and Survival Among Persons With HIV Infection and Anemia (Poster 1154) Authored by P. Sullivan, S. Buskin Background Anemia in the setting of HIV disease is common, especially among women, African... Read more »
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What Is Anemia? What Causes Anemia? Anemia and HIV How Is Anemia Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Anemia? Anemia is a shortage of hemoglobin (HGB). HGB is a protein in red blood cells. It carries oxygen from the lungs to... Read more »
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What Is Fatigue? Is Fatigue Important? How Do I Know if I Have Fatigue? What Causes Fatigue, and How Is It Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Fatigue? Fatigue is tiredness that does not go away when you rest. It can be physical or... Read more »
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