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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
...taking AZT (Retrovir, Combivir, Trizivir) could come on quite suddenly (weeks). "Anemia of chronic disease" caused by chronic HIV infection itself, on the other hand, would become manifest much later (years). You can read much more about... Read more »

Replication Capacity and HIV disease progression

I recently seroconverted two months ago. Shortly afterwards, the HIV clinic that I being... Read more »

VL and HIV disease progression

Hi Dr. Holodniy:I seroconverted last fall ('99) and my current numbers are CD4 >700 and vl 150K,... Read more »
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Meta-Analysis: Increased Mortality Associated With Hepatitis C in HIV-Infected Persons Is Unrelated to HIV Disease Progression

...highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Using meta-analysis, the study authors estimated the effect of HCV infection on HIV disease progression and overall mortality in the pre-HAART and HAART eras. The databases PubMed and EMBASE were... Read more »
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Hormonal Contraception Use Has No Impact on HIV Disease Progression, Large Cohort Analysis Finds

...University of Alabama at Birmingham discusses a multi-country cohort study exploring the impact of hormonal contraception on HIV disease progression. After the discussion, there will be a series of questions and answers. Elizabeth Stringer: ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Longitudinal Association of Alcohol Use With HIV Disease Progression and Psychological Health of Women With HIV

... The association of alcohol consumption and depression, and their effects on HIV disease progression among women with HIV, were the subjects of the current study. The participants were 871 HIV-positive women recruited in four...alcohol... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Effect of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on HIV Disease Progression Following Hurricane Katrina

...200 per cubic millimeter two years after the storm. "Our findings corroborate the findings of others that PTSD accelerates HIV disease progression," the authors concluded. "Disaster planners should consider the special counseling and medication... Read more »
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GLUTATHIONE the "master antioxidant"

Posted by Biotech, 2 Replies
...showing that low GSH levels both promote HIV expression and impair T cell function suggested a link between GSH depletion and HIV disease progression. Clinical studies presented here directly demonstrate that low GSH levels predict poor survival... Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...drugs, while AIDS doctors throughout the world started using viral load for everything from diagnosing illness to confirming HIV infection. The new uses for viral load emerged and gained popular acceptance despite the fact that, according to... Read more »

4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...see a physician. Individuals with severe symptoms during acute infection are more likely are more likely to experience rapid disease progression (this is me, I think and the guy I infected, as we both got ill---very very profoundly). 2)... Read more »

ARS and loss of body mass

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, During Acute stage, I know they talk about weight loss in some and was wondering if it referred to unexplained loss of body mass in some persons. Loss of fat or muscle in an individual. Thanks Read more »