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Does Anemia Increase Viral Load

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AIDS InfoNet

Anemia found that about 46% of patients had mild or moderate anemia, even after one year of ART. Several factors are linked to a higher rate of anemia in people with HIV: Lower CD4 cell counts (see Fact Sheet 124 ) Higher viral load ( Fact Sheet 125 ) Taking AZT (Retrovir, Fact Sheet 411 ) Being African-American Being a woman HIV disease progression is about 5 times more common in people with anemia. Anemia is also linked to a...
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Persistent and Worsening Anemia Despite Undetectable Viral Load

My viral load has been undetectable for more than a year now, and my T cell have been well over 500 for the same time. That's the good news. But I have been anemic since diagnosis, and it's worsening despite epoetin treatments. My count is 9.2...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Procrit was less than 500, and other potential causes for your anemia have been ruled out, your Procrit dose may need to be increased to improve your low hemoglobin.You mentioned that you were taken off Viracept. What other drugs are you taking?... Read more »


Hey Doc,About 6 months ago my viral load was less then 80. 3 months later I went back to the doctor and recieved a flu shot then had my viral retaken right after the shot when I got the numbers back it went up to 500 hundred (not thousand). Is that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(Answer That Never Changes). But since it's flu shot season, I'll gladly repost something from the archives.Stay well!Dr. BobVIRAL LOAD, FLU, and FLU SHOTSOct 20, 2006 Hey Dr. BOB I know it's probably not a good thing to get the flu if we've... 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
...treated condition. I encourage HIV-positive folks to know and follow their hemoglobin levels as closely as their CD4 counts or viral loads. Treatment of HIV-related anemia is now extremely effective and safe. Treatment of even mild to moderate... Read more »

increased viral load can fatigue me?

my cbc is w/in normal ranges, including Hct and Hgb. However, I feel as if I am chronically fatigued. I have very little stamina and low energy. My viral load is 500,000. Can the amount of HIV present cause the fatigue of itself? Can I have the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...There appears to be a fairly good correlation between sustained high viral load levels and fatigue. And you don't have to have anemia. It make take a while even after your viral load becomes undetectable in Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...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 women, but it is often... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

... What Is Viral Load? How Is the Test Used? How Are Changes in Viral Load Measured? Viral Load "Blips" What Do the Numbers Mean? Are There Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...starting the drugs. If your viral load goes up while taking HIV drugs, you and your health care provider should take another viral load measurement. If that result is the same or higher, your drugs may not be working as well as they should. You... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...There are no absolute rules about when to start ART. You and your health care provider should consider your CD4 cell count, your viral load, any symptoms you are having, and your attitude about taking HIV medications. Fact Sheet 404 has more... Read more »
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CD4 668 - Viral Load 227567 ? about viral load

Posted by Courtkidx, 1 Reply
...I just got these results via phone and im just curious if anyone can tell me if I should be worried about my semi high viral load? I know my cd4 count is good. I am newly diagnosed as of dec. 30, 2009. Any info would be appreciated. Read more »

viral load

Posted by kaliboo, 2 Replies
...I've been trying to find out what your viral load is (approximately, of course) shortly after being infected... and have had no luck... So I guess I'm just wondering... what Read more »

viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does the viral load go up after exposure or during ARS ? And then does it go back down after 6 months? Read more »

Viral Load Testing.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...tingling in my legs, numbness in fingertips. While he didn't necessarily think those symptoms were HIV related, he did offer a viral load test. He didn't exactly come out and say that he didn't put alot of faith in the HIV antibody test but I... Read more »