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How To Treat 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)
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Hiv and Anemia

Dr I was diagnose with severe anemia first and the they find out about my hiv status Cd count 20 , I start taking HIV medication for the last four weeks (Kaletra), I been gettig blood transfusion every two weeks I m getting my 4 one tomorrow, the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your question should have been submitted to the Fatigue and Anemia Forum, but that's OK. I'll post the reply in both forums, OK? Sorry to hear you are having such a difficult time with your anemia. Read more »

Kind of physician considered specialist for anemia

What kind of physician would be considered a specialist to work with anemia?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...A hematologist is a physician who specializes in diseases of the blood, including anemia. Anemia however, can often be diagnosed and treated effectively by many different types of physicians. HIV specialists are often Read more »


Dr. Bob,A recent test showed I am anemic. My Doc put me on a presciption iron supplement and my rbc did come up, but not quite up to where it had been before. I do feel more energetic. My testosterone level is normal. I also had a colonoscopy and a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I'm glad you and your doctor are evaluating and treating your anemia! It's often an underdiagnosed and undertreated condition. The symptoms of anemia fatigue, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, Read more »

HIV/ Aids..... Anemia

Am I more prone to getting the HIV/ AIDs virus if I am enemic
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...form of this "exhaustion-making" condition. What a drag! Luckily, there are excellent therapies available to treat HIV-related anemia. Which treatment to use depends on the underlying cause of the anemia. For instance, if someone had AZT-induced... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


... What Is Anemia? What Causes Anemia? Anemia and HIV How Is Anemia Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Anemia? Anemia is a Read more »
Ortho Biotech

Many With HIV Accept Symptoms of Fatigue as "Fact of Life"

...treatment for the disease, a recent survey of more than 350 HIV-positive patients suggests many may still be suffering from anemia. If left unchecked, this common, 2 treatable condition often associated with HIV or certain HIV treatments... Read more »
Joseph B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

The Facts About HIV-Related Anemia

... What Is Anemia? Anemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells (RBC's) or the amount of hemoglobin is decreased in the blood. Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...breath, and weakness in the arms and legs. If you notice any of these symptoms, call your health care provider right away. Anemia and Fatigue The term fatigue is used to describe feelings of exhaustion, sleepiness, and lack of energy. It is... Read more »
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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 »


Posted by bradford
...of HIV infection. The daily arsenal of antiretroviral drugs can take a tremendous toll on the quality of daily life causing anemia, extreme fatigue and severe gastrointestinal problems. With the addition of the facial disfigurement of... Read more »

about to start treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...hi. kinda scared.. about to start treatment. My dr wants to use an induction/maintenance strategy starting with an intense four-drug Kaletra (LPV/r, lopinavir/ritonavir)-based Read more »