Hiv Iron Level Test

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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...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 can also happen if your hemoglobin (HGB) level is below normal. HGB is a protein that uses iron to carry oxygen. It is found in RBCs and gives blood its red color. HGB carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. If you have anemia, your body doesn't get enough blood that carries oxygen. Anemia can...
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Iron deficiency and HIV

Dear Dr. BOB, I wrote to you earlier (2months ago) concerning my HIV exposure (Oral sex, frottage+ precum + fingering) (Im the Middle East guy if you remember me), I got tested negative for HIV (by ELISA) and other STDs after 2 months of my last...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...variety of reasons that I've discussed multiple times in this forum I agree with these guidelines (see below).3.If you've had an HIV-exposure risk and want a definitive result, you'll need an HIV test at the three-month mark.4.I think you should... Read more »

Ironic? or I being stupid I need your comfort and voice of reason (SWEAT) (HIV BASICS)

Dear Doctor Bob,I have been going through s lot these pat few months due to a stupid mistake. I recently went to have an hiv test done it came out negative wohoo after 3 months!!! The councilor I talked to shook my hands had sweaty palms, Since the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your fears are completely unwarranted. HIV is not transmitted by sweat! Be reasonable. If HIV were so easily transmitted, it would have wiped out the entire planet years Read more »

HepC/HIV coinfected taking iron

I am coinfected and I take iron daily and folic acid twice daily. I have been recently been given by the doc a prenatal multivitamin(I am not pregnant). Sould I discontinue the iron and folic acid? Is there too much iron in my system? The first few...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...If you have evidence of iron deficiency then talking iron likely is a good idea. Additional folic acid may be a good idea particularly if you have been tested Read more »

My wife has iron def. and cannot get ready of it, she may be HIV?

My wife for the last 12 months has been getting sick of everything. She used to be a very healthy person, but in the last six months she has been detected iron deficiency. AT the same time she gest sick of any and everything. I suspect she may...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...HelloIron deficiency anemia is common in many women, and is not necessarily a sign of HIV disease. Many women become iron deficient as Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...antioxidants Do not take high doses of vitamin A or carotenoids (beta-carotene) if you have liver disease Avoid high levels of iron Herbal therapies, such as milk thistle (silymarin), have been widely used to treat the liver. Some herbs are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...than people in other ethnic groups. What Causes Anemia? The bone marrow produces red blood cells. This process requires iron, the vitamins B 12 and folic acid (or folate). Erythropoietin (EPO) stimulates the production of red blood cells.... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
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Newly Diagnosed, Medication Overload!

Posted by whyyyyyy, 2 Replies
...feel my heartbeat from within. I sit on my bed and think, Why me? Why must I go through this? Why must I take medication for HIV that makes me go through this?. Some nights I fall right back asleep. Others, there is no sleep. I take Atripla, the... Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Africa are weakened by malnutrition and parasitic illnesses. Malnutrition - a deficiency of energy, protein and minerals such as iron, zinc and vitamins - makes a person far more susceptible to infectious and parasitic diseases. These... Read more »

help me worried sick ... can do it anymore

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...dumb) thats the one im really worried about cause i really know him.thats been about a year and a half is it possiable i have hiv. i've posted other places they say 3 penatractions really isent at a high risk...... pleae help me im so worried... Read more »

Crystal meth can make you test 'HIV'

Posted by Anonymous
...of HIV in a New York patient. It has been argued and demonstrated that crystal meth is making gay men test HIV positive (and ironically not the non-isolated HIV). The Body readers may be too young to remember that up to 1983 AIDS was... Read more »
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