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Getting Anemia When You're HIV Positive

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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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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 »

ANEMIA CAUSE HIV TEST TO BE POSITIVE

A PERSON WHO IS ANEMIA CAN THEY BE TESTED HIV +?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You have actually asked two different questions, which have two different answers:1. Can anemia cause a false-positive HIV-antibody test! No, absolutely not. Being anemic has nothing to do with HIV-antibody testing.2. Can a person who is... 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
At this 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... Read more »

i am anemia positive but doc says am HIV neg

My fiancee is aneamic and we went to the doc for HIV test she came out positive and the doc says she might be negative, its just that when you are anemic you will always be positive because your t-cell count? was the doc bluffing, and how can we...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Something might have gotten lost in translation here, but if your doctor advised your fiancee that anemia causes false-positive HIV tests, he's either woefully misinformed, blatantly incompetent or suffering from craino-rectal-inversion... Read more »
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