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How To Prevent Anemia When You Have HIV

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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 is a medical problem that happens when you have a lower than normal amount of red blood cells (RBCs) in your body. It
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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
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

Anemia early in HIV disease progression

Hi DoctorI have a simple question for you. I was wondering at what point Anemia can occur in people with HIV disease. Is it possible to have HIV related Anemia within six months of infection or does it take longer.Thanks
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,It would depend on the cause of the anemia. For instance, HIV-associated anemia caused by taking AZT (Retrovir, Combivir, Trizivir) could come on quite suddenly (weeks). "Anemia of chronic Read more »

anemia effect on HIV antibody test

Hi Dr, My friend has anemia. She is going to get a HIV antibody test for HIV 1 and HIV 2. Being anemic or having anemia, does it have an affect on the HIV antibody test? i mean like delayed sero conversion or false results. Does she need to get a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Anemia will not affect HIV-antibody test results.Dr. Bob 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, Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...women, children, and injection-drug users." "Anemia has been shown to be a statistically significant predictor of progression to [AIDS] and is independently associated with increased risk of death in patients with HIV," wrote the investigators.... Read more »
The Body PRO

Early Diagnosis and Appropriate Treatment of HIV-Related Anemia Important to Survival of the HIV-Positive

...(anemia of chronic disease), nutritional deficiencies (vitamin B12, folate or iron), blood loss, opportunistic infections and AIDS-related malignancies. Anemia symptoms (fatigue, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, headaches, etc.) can range... Read more »
The Body PRO

Greater Prevalence of Anemia in Women and African Americans With HIV/AIDS in the HAART Era: A Study of 10,000 Patients

... Greater Prevalence of Anemia in Women and African Americans With HIV/AIDS in the HAART Era: A Study of 10,000 Patients (Poster 475) Authored by T. Creagh, Clinical and Epidemiology Research, Atlanta, Read more »
The Body PRO

Mild to Moderate Anemia Remains Common in HIV Patients

...within red blood cells. Since the earliest days of the epidemic, anemia has been recognized as an important clinical problem in HIV/AIDS. It was a very common occurrence associated with the use of the first antiretroviral agent AZT (zidovudine,... Read more »
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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 Read more »

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?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know what is the typical symptoms for anemia? I recently experienced bruises easily which had never happened to me before. I was a very healthy person and bruise or cuts Read more »

ANEMIA.........OR IS IT

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...unsafe sexual acts,my question is ive had this tongue problem for a while and was wondering ive heard b12 deficiency is a sign of hiv infection, is this true?ive had a cbc test done and all was in normal range, just looking for feedback on... Read more »