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Anemia

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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Tea and Anemia

Hi Dr. Bob, Thanks for this GREAT site! It has helped me, and I know lots of others, a great deal! I have been dealing with iron deficiency anemia for the last few weeks. My doc thinks it has been casued by too much asprin. I was taking niacin...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, it is indeed true that tannates in tea can decrease some forms of iron absorption, but this is not a common cause of iron-deficiency anemia, even in countries that drink lots and lots of tea. Hopefully your physician has found the cause... Read more »

Anemia and late seroconversion? (resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum)

Dr. Bob: I tested HIV negative at 3 months via a rapid test that used my saliva. I also found out that I'm anemic (low MCV count) according to some recent blood work that was done. I would take the negative 3-month test as conclusive (esp....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.Would anemia and stress contribute to a late seroconversion? Nope!2.Are there specific factors that would cause someone to test negative until the six-month mark? Yes, immunosuppressive medications, for example.3.How accurate are oral fluid... Read more »
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I will assume that you are asking about clearing hepatitis B after new infection...If your Hepatitis B surface antigen is reactive six months into infection, I would be concerned about the development of chronic infection.... Read more »

How does body get rid of dead hep C virus?

My husband is on interferon/ribaviron and doing very well. He told his care provider that he guessed the dead virus was being evacuated from his body via his urine. His care provider said, no, that the dead virus "just disappeared." How...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Interferon and ribavirin are antiviral agents that help upregulate the body's own antiviral immune system to kill infected hepatocytes (liver cells)... Read more »
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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 »

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 »