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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? Anemia and HIV What Causes Anemia? Diagnosis and Treatment Taking Care of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical problem that happens when you have a lower than normal amount of red blood cells (RBCs) in your body. It
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Anemia early in HIV disease progression

Hi DoctorI have a simple question for you. I was wondering at what point Anemia can occur in people with HIV disease. Is it possible to have HIV related Anemia within six months of infection or does it take longer.Thanks
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,It would depend on the cause of the anemia. For instance, HIV-associated anemia caused by taking AZT (Retrovir, Combivir, Trizivir) could come on quite suddenly (weeks). "Anemia of chronic Read more »

Pregnancy with indeterminate hiv results (resubmitted from the fatigue and anemia forum)

I am 12 weeks pregnant and my hiv test came back positive but inconclusive. I asked my doctor if I was givin the western blot test and they said no that is why they sent me some where else. I went to that place yesterday and they werent even going...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is no way for me to know exactly what tests were run based on the limited information provided. What I can tell you is that HIV-screening tests are far too often inappropriately ordered (wrong test) and incorrectly interpreted. Can your pregnancy... Read more »

anemia effect on HIV antibody test

Hi Dr, My friend has anemia. She is going to get a HIV antibody test for HIV 1 and HIV 2. Being anemic or having anemia, does it have an affect on the HIV antibody test? i mean like delayed sero conversion or false results. Does she need to get a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Anemia will not affect HIV-antibody test results.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 »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...women, children, and injection-drug users." "Anemia has been shown to be a statistically significant predictor of progression to [AIDS] and is independently associated with increased risk of death in patients with HIV," wrote the investigators.... Read more »
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Greater Prevalence of Anemia in Women and African Americans With HIV/AIDS in the HAART Era: A Study of 10,000 Patients

... Greater Prevalence of Anemia in Women and African Americans With HIV/AIDS in the HAART Era: A Study of 10,000 Patients (Poster 475) Authored by T. Creagh, Clinical and Epidemiology Research, Atlanta, Read more »
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Early Diagnosis and Appropriate Treatment of HIV-Related Anemia Important to Survival of the HIV-Positive

...(anemia of chronic disease), nutritional deficiencies (vitamin B12, folate or iron), blood loss, opportunistic infections and AIDS-related malignancies. Anemia symptoms (fatigue, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, headaches, etc.) can range... Read more »
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Mild to Moderate Anemia Remains Common in HIV Patients

...within red blood cells. Since the earliest days of the epidemic, anemia has been recognized as an important clinical problem in HIV/AIDS. It was a very common occurrence associated with the use of the first antiretroviral agent AZT (zidovudine,... 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 »

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 »

Should I take meds?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have been positive for nearly five years and up to this point, I have not needed to take any meds. I hope that this is the case for many more years as I know that they are making huge advancements all the time. However, I have thought a log... 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 Read more »