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How Long Does Anemia Last

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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...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 be mild, moderate, or severe. It can also be temporary or a longer-lasting problem. With severe or long-lasting anemia, the lack of oxygen in the blood can damage the heart, brain, and other organs of the body. Very severe anemia may even cause death. At first anemia can be so...
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fatigue and anemia

how is fatigue related to anemia
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...concentrating, headaches, and decreased sex drive. However, if "lunch at the Y" is foul tasting, anemia would not be the cause. As long as your girlfriend is going to get checked out for anemia, you might also suggest she have a gynecological... Read more »

ANEMIA AND DIET

Hi doc, I have been on truvada and stocrin since april. My CD4 count has gone up since then n my viral load is undetectable. I have been battling with anemia for a long time now due 2heavy menses. I had two blood trunsfusions in 7months. I take iron...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Your current HIV regimen would be unlikely to contribute to your anemia which can be a major challenge in the setting of heavy menstrual blood loss. Have you discussed going on hormone treatment for Read more »

anemia and hiv?!

Hey Dr. Bob i was had an encounter with a little over three months ago. We were having vaginal sex and the condom broke, im not to sure how long it was broken. She recently told me that she had anemia and she always seems depressed. I got an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex Read more »

side effects of anemia

what are the side effects of being anemic? I am on a medicine called dapsone (150mg) and it's made me quite anemic. I don't know or understand what being anemic means. I usually am so high energy. Please help me understand this better and perhaps...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1.For a definition of and signs and symptoms associated with anemia, see information from the archives cited below. 2.This is an HIV information site. Are you HIV positive? If so, write back with Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Combivir

...loss of the arms, legs, face, and/or buttocks -- sometimes called "AZT butt"). The lipoatrophy could be irreversible or take a long time to rebuild. Please see package insert for more complete potential side effects and interactions. Doctor ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Retrovir

...loss of the arms, legs, face, and/or buttocks -- sometimes called "AZT butt"). The lipoatrophy could be irreversible or take a long time to rebuild. Taking with food may minimize upset stomach. Please see package insert for more complete... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...stomach bloating, may indicate the presence of parasites. Basophils (Bas) are not well understood, but they are involved in long-term allergic reactions such as asthma or skin allergies. They are usually less than 1% of WBCs. Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...Over the years, drugs have been developed that can treat a wide range of medical problems, including HIV, and help people live longer and healthier lives. All drugs are tested to make sure they are safe and effective enough to be allowed on the... Read more »
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someone please reply

Posted by Anonymous
...it or would it just be the anemia, i guess what im asking is what are the signs of anemia that would be hiv related and how long would it be before anemia would be showing signs ,rreason im asking is ive had a sore tongue for quite some time and... Read more »

Is tiredness a symptom?

Posted by James1941, 5 Replies
Tested HIV+ in Sept 2005, contracted it in March or April 2005 (I think) regular monitoring, still no medication, readings holding steady. What I want to know is whether tiredness is a symptom of HIV. For example, my home is fairly small but more... Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...seen the doctors, all of whom can't seem to diagnose me with anything. I've had blood work done to eliminate mono, thyroid, anemia, even had an IgA (immunoglobulin) count done, everything -- it all came back perfectly normal. My 'sickness' has... Read more »

HIV med success stories?

Posted by sunkyst, 7 Replies
Does anyone here have any success stories with HIV meds i.e. you've been on treatment for a while and it's working well for you without too many serious side effects? Read more »