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Anemia In Hiv

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Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...Although the rate of serious anemia has dropped since people started using HIV drug combinations, anemia continues to affect up to 30 percent of HIV-positive people taking HIV drugs. Factors that are linked to a higher rate of anemia in HIV-positive people include: Being a woman Being African American Having lower CD4 cell counts Having a higher viral load Taking Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT) Anemia is a common condition for HIV-positive...
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Anemia and HIV

Hi Dr. And thanks for your great Job especially on this site. My husband is HIV+ and I have tested recently HIV-, but I am still worried and have had two flu symptoms over a month, I am very tired sometime during the day, L have lost some of my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I'm sorry to learn about your husband's HIV diagnosis.Your negative ELISA and undetectable PCR DNA at 13 weeks are extremely encouraging. You will still need an additional Read more »

anemia and HIV +

Hello, I am a spanish nursing student who searching for information about anemia in patients HIV + for my degree came across this forum. Thanks for getting me closer to AIDS and finding so much information there is still many people out there who...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are most welcome!Dr. Bob Read more »

Severe anemia HIV positive

I was sent to the hospital for severe anemia and they find out that I was Hiv positivem I havent get the results from the viral test yet, Do you think what I have is aids if it is like that how long can I live?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...point, the only thing we know is that you are HIV positive. The anemia may or may not be related to the HIV. The diagnosis of AIDS is based upon your CD4 count and whether you have any of the AIDS-defining illnesses. If you have an AIDS-defining... Read more »

anemia and hiv?!

Hey Dr. Bob i was had an encounter with a little over three months ago. We were having vaginal sex and the condom broke, im not to sure how long it was broken. She recently told me that she had anemia and she always seems depressed. I got an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, Read more »
The Body PRO

Anemia and HIV

...anemia (low red blood count) in persons with HIV. Anemia is important in HIV, since it is common, especially with advanced HIV/AIDS, and has been associated with shorter survival. Both these studies were done in the United States. Women's... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Focus on Hepatitis: Improving Anemia in HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients

...related to epoetin alfa. Discussion According to the authors, in this randomized study epoetin alfa effectively corrected anemia in HIV/HCV-coinfected patients treated with IFN/RBV, including those taking ZDV. The magnitude of Hb increase in... 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 »
The Body PRO

Early Diagnosis and Appropriate Treatment of HIV-Related Anemia Important to Survival of the HIV-Positive

...considered when hemoglobin levels fall below 12 g/dL in men and 11 g/dL in women, according to the current guidelines of the Anemia in HIV Working Group (Volberding, 2000). It's interesting to note that the latest guidelines for the initiation... 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 Read more »

someone please reply

Posted by Anonymous
...illnesses combined with it or would it just be the anemia, i guess what im asking is what are the signs of anemia that would be hiv related and how long would it be before anemia would be showing signs ,rreason im asking is ive had a sore tongue... 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 »


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 Read more »