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How Common Is Anemia

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These approaches might not work. It may not be possible to stop using all medications that cause anemia. Two additional treatments are injections of EPO and transfusions. EPO (erythropoietin) stimulates the production of red blood cells. In 1985, scientists learned how to make synthetic EPO. It is injected under the skin, usually once a week. The most common brand of EPO is Procrit. In 2011 the FDA warned that using Procrit can increase the...
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indeterminate western blotSep 7, 2007I was poked by a dental instrument recently and went and had a western blot done. My results came back indeterminate. I am married 5 years, both us only with each other in that time frame. I have never been a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Help you understand what this means? Sure. It means "they" did not one, but two, incorrect test assays to evaluate your potential occupational HIV exposure!! The correct test would have been an ELISA test immediately to ascertain... Read more »

Persistant anemia

Hello,I am infectious disease doctor from Turkey. My patient is 67 years old, women, with 10 years of HIV positive, started treatment 1 years ago. She is on truvada plus kaledra. Shas has diabet, and coronary artery disease. Her current lab...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for posting from Turkey. I apologize for my late reply to your questions.It's good that your patient is on ART and has an excellent viral response.There are two general areas of responses. First, is related to trying to... Read more »

GI and Anemia

Are GI problems associated with ARS or only with Anemia? Also is Anemia common during ARS...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Actually, GI symptoms are not all that common with anemia. The common anemia-related symptoms are fatigue, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, paleness, headaches, weakness, exercise intolerance, decreased sex drive, and inability to... Read more »

Kind of physician considered specialist for anemia

What kind of physician would be considered a specialist to work with anemia?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
A hematologist is a physician who specializes in diseases of the blood, including anemia. Anemia however, can often be diagnosed and treated effectively by many different types of physicians. HIV specialists are often well trained to recognize and... Read more »
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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 »

Anemia y VIH

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Es cierto que la anemia les da a los enfermos con VIH en cualquier estado de la enfermedad, asi lo dijo los doctores Steve y Santana, pero estar con anemia no significa que uno este con VIH. Tambien los retrovirales suelen provocar anemia en algunos... Read more »

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 that only develops in later stages of aids ? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hola, tengo varias dudas ms:
1 la anemia puede alargar el periodo ventana?
2 me han salido unos granitos en la espalda que a veces me pican, es un sntoma o es causa del stress?

Ojal todos tengamos salud, gracias Read more »