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Aplastic Anemia Vs Hiv

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Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Anemia? What Causes Anemia? Anemia and HIV Women and Anemia Diagnosis and Treatment Taking Care of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical condition that occurs when youhave a lower than normal amount of red blood cells (RBCs) in your body. It canalso happen if your hemoglobin (HGB) level is below normal. HGB is a proteinthat uses iron to carry oxygen. It is found in RBCs and gives blood its...
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Undiagnosed anemia - they say Im a rare case!

Hello from Vancouver,Canada.I am a 40 yr old HIV + woman. Im on meds - undetectable VL and around 450 CD4s. I have had severe anemia (actually red cell aplasia) since January. My hemoglobin has been as low as 6 and I have had 6 blood transfusions...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Red cell aplasia is indeed a relatively rare condition. You will need to work closely with a hematologist to sort this out. Specific causes of aplastic anemia can include viral infections, such as parvovirus B-19, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr... Read more »

Anemia and late seroconversion? (resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum)

Dr. Bob: I tested HIV negative at 3 months via a rapid test that used my saliva. I also found out that I'm anemic (low MCV count) according to some recent blood work that was done. I would take the negative 3-month test as conclusive (esp....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.Would anemia and stress contribute to a late seroconversion? Nope!2.Are there specific factors that would cause someone to test negative until the six-month mark? Yes, immunosuppressive medications, for example.3.How accurate are oral fluid... Read more »

Terrifying Fear of Getting HIV from HIV Test (resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum) from

Dr. Frascino this is a very serious question and I have become terrified and I need your expert advice. It all started a week ago when I went to an STD clinic and got a Oral Rapid HIV test. I decided to get an HIV test done since it has been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. Latex gloves are recommended as a universal precaution where there is a potential risk for transmission of blood-borne pathogens, such as HIV or hepatitis. Performing oral rapid HIV tests in the method you describe is not considered a risk for... Read more »

SIEMPRE QUE HAY ANEMIA HAY HIV?

Estimnado Steve.Tengo una pregunta que hacerle. Siempre leo que la anemia es un indicador de HIV. Pero toda mujer que presenta anemia por seis meses sin retroceso y sin ningun otro sintoma es candidata fija a HIV +. Es as de intensa la...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Estimado amigo,Hay muchsimas causas de la anemia; por lo tanto, la anemia en s no es un indicador de VIH. Sin embargo, en las personas VIH positivas, la anemia es un trastorno muy comn. Por ende, todos los portadores deben hacerse a intervalos... 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 that only develops in later stages of aids ? Read more »

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?

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 »

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 »