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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 the rest of the body. Anemia causes
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fatigue and anemia

how is fatigue related to anemia
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Anemia (low hemoglobin/low red blood cell count) can be associated with many symptoms. One of the most common is fatigue. (See below.)Dr. Read more »

Anemia and heavy menses part 2

Thanx 4 answering my first question, it was really eye opening. My gynechologist's knowledge about HIV and treatment is as good as mine. Should i rather find another gyne who can liase with my HIV specialist?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your gynecologist should at least consult regularly with your HIV specialist regarding your anemia problem. Your HIV specialist should perform a complete medical evaluation for your anemia. Certainly heavy menstrual bleeding Read more »

Anemia and heavy menstruations

My menses r extremely heavy and have been for quite a long time, i had a blood transfusion 2months ago and my hb changed from 7 to 10. I was afraid my hb will drop again so i went 2 gyne 4 a thorough check of what is causing the heavy menses and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,There are a number of potential causes of anemia in the setting of HIV disease. In fact that is why we have an entire HIV expert forum dedicated to the topic. Check out the archives. Read more »


Was anemia as common with HIV patients back in the early days of the "epidemic" as it is now with all the cocktail therapies being used?P.S. I think you're extremely HOT!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...chances we'll post a reply to your question. Well, as you can see, that tactic works very well, because here I am answering!Anemia has been quite common throughout the epidemic. In fact, it was even a bit more common in the "bad old days,"... Read more »
Joseph B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

The Facts About HIV-Related Anemia

... What Is Anemia? Anemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells (RBC's) or the amount of hemoglobin is decreased in the blood. Red blood Read more »
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 Read more »
The Body

Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Fatigue and Anemia With Dr. Bob Frascino

...Colbert are doing a fine job keeping us informed and entertained on Comedy Central. Stay well. Question from FrauG: Does anemia develop gradually while one is on meds, or can it happen quickly? Answer from Dr. Robert Frascino: Anemia can... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Anemia: Prevalence and Severity of Anemia Increases With Advancing HIV Disease

..."effects of anemia, morbidity, disease progression, transfusion requirements, and QOL" in these populations. "The prevalence of anemia in HIV disease varies considerably, ranging from 1.3% to 95%: it depends on several factors, including the... Read more »
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Anemia en primoinfeccion

Posted by Gago, 1 Reply
...en 7200 y la proporcion de linfocitos 36,5 % a las cuatro semanas del contacto me realice otra analitica y me salio que tenia anemia por deficit de hirro y me preocupo que aunque los leucocitos estaban en 7100 el porcentaje de linfocitos habia... 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 Read more »

Anemia y VIH

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...hola, quera preguntar que ms o menos cuando se produce una anemia como sntoma de VIH, a los pocos meses de la infeccin? o en fases ms avanzadas? Tengo que decir que la ultima prueba Elisa me la 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 Read more »