How Does Anemia Spread

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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...vagina. It can occur months or years before other, more serious opportunistic infections. See Fact Sheet 500 for more information on opportunistic infections. In the mouth, the infection is called thrush . When the infection spreads deeper into the throat it is called esophagitis . It looks like white patches similar to cottage cheese, or red spots. It can cause a sore throat, pain when swallowing, nausea, and loss of appetite. Thrush can...
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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...supported sexual transmission. Targeted prevention, like raising awareness and routine testing, is needed to stop the further spread among HIV-infected MSM, and to prevent possible spillover to HIV-negative MSM." Read more »

anemia pill???

Dear Doctor,Just heard in my support group that Procrit is soon coming out in pill form. Is this true? I can't take time off work to go the the doctors for a shot even if it's only once per week. I also hate feeling tired and want to try Procrit....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation their hemoglobin and those increases last for a longer period of time compared to patients who receive blood transfusions.Spread the word in your support group for me, will you??? You can bring a copy of this reply with you to your next group... Read more »

Could lose my job...

My performance and attitude at work has really been suffering. More than I knew until today when I learned how wide-spread my performance issue has become. I am worried that I could lose my job.I am always very tired and lack energy. This has not...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

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

San Francisco General Hospital
...important for you to review the fatigue checklist to see if there any other potential sources of your fatigue such as depression, anemia, nutritional problems, diarrhea, dehydration, etc. Have you discussed the severe fatigue with your primary... Read more »

anemia treatment

Dear Doctor,Is it dangerous to use steroids to treat anemia? My Dr. wants to trat my anemia with steroid pills. I seem to remember you saying that might not be good for those of us on HAART. Did I get my facts confused? I'm not thinking too clearly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Therapeutics, volume 22, number 9, September 2000.Thank goodness for "inquiring minds" wanting to know! And now you know you can spread the word to your physician!Good luck, and write back if you need additional information, "Procrit" - gal!Dr.... Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...Know if I Have MAC? The symptoms of MAC can include high fevers, chills, diarrhea, weight loss, stomach aches, fatigue, and anemia (low numbers of red blood cells). When MAC spreads in the body, it can cause blood infections, hepatitis,... Read more »
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...of the population is infected with toxo. A healthy immune system will keep toxo from causing any disease. It does not seem to spread from person to person. The most common illness caused by toxo is an infection of the brain (encephalitis). Toxo... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and HIV

...drugs have some serious side effects, including flu-like symptoms, irritability, depression, and low red blood cell counts (anemia) or white blood cell counts. Talk with your health care provider about how to deal with side effects. Ribavirin... Read more »
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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...virus. The more strains you have, theharder both diseases are to treat. Both HIV and Hep C can pass from person toperson. HIV spreads during unprotected sex andby using contaminated needles and other drugequipment. Hep C spreads mainly by... Read more »
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