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How Do I Know If I Have Anemia

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Anemia

... What Is Anemia? What Causes Anemia? Anemia and HIV How Is Anemia Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Anemia? Anemia is a shortage of hemoglobin (HGB). HGB is a protein in red blood cells. It carries oxygen from the lungs
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Anemia

what foods can I give my husband in a case of anemia he has had few ops and feels weak
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
First, make sure you know why he is anemic. Is he taking AZT or Combivir? Malnutrition? Genetics? Bleeding ulcer? Chemotherapy?Has he measured his iron and B-12 vitamin blood levels?Nelson 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 Read more »

Are my meds causing anemia?

Hi,I am a 26 yr old Kenyan woman,hiv pos and have been on ARV's for the past 4 yrs.I am on 3tc,d4t and EFV.My cd4 is 897 and have been doing fairly well.But since last month I started developing anemia.I am taking some folic,ferrous and vit B 12...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Mercy,There are many potential causes for anemia in the setting of HIV disease. Could it be your HIV meds? It's possible, although 3TC, D4T and EFV are not nearly as likely to Read more »

Anadrol for anemia?

Dear Dr. Bob,My doc prescribed anadrol for my anemia and fatigue. Now I've got the worst case of acne imaginable. I've already been through a pimply puberty once and i'm not happy about doing it again. My doc says my anemia is a bit better (but it's...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

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

San Francisco General Hospital
...the kidney. It travels to the bone marrow where it stimulates the production of new red blood cells. If your major problem is anemia and it's resultant fatigue, I would suggest you try PROCRIT, which is synthetic erythropoietin, in place of the... Read more »
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The Well Project

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 Read more »
Joseph B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

The Facts About HIV-Related Anemia

...Amphotericin Interferon Dapsone Septra Hydroxyurea Pyrimethamine Some chemotherapy used in the treatment of HIV related cancers. How Do I Know if I Have Anemia? Symptoms of anemia include fatigue, rapid heart beat, shortness of breath and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...The current study describes the prevalence of anemia, a common hematologic abnormality that can significantly impact clinical outcomes and quality of life (QOL), in several populations Read more »
Women Alive

Women and Anemia

...Anemia can be a very common finding in HIV-infection. There may be many causes; low red blood counts, low vitamin B12 stores, iron deficiency, Read more »
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Anemia en primoinfeccion

Posted by Gago, 1 Reply
...y me hizo sexo oral sin proteccion ella a mi. La cuestion es que a los 9 dias me realice una analitica y me salio que tenia anemia, los leucocitos salieron en 7200 y la proporcion de linfocitos 36,5 % a las cuatro semanas del contacto me realice... 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 Read more »

Anemia y VIH

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...hola, quera preguntar que ms o menos cuando se produce una anemia como sntoma de VIH, a los pocos meses de la infeccin? o en fases ms avanzadas? Tengo que decir que la ultima prueba Elisa me Read more »

anemia

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 Read more »