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If I Have Anemia Do I Have Hiv

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Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Anemia? What Causes Anemia? Anemia and HIV Women and Anemia Diagnosis and Treatment Taking Care of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical condition that occurs when youhave a lower than normal amount of red blood cells (RBCs) in your body. It canalso happen if your hemoglobin (HGB) level is below normal. HGB is a proteinthat uses iron to carry oxygen. It is found in RBCs and gives blood its...
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Severe anemia HIV positive

I was sent to the hospital for severe anemia and they find out that I was Hiv positivem I havent get the results from the viral test yet, Do you think what I have is aids if it is like that how long can I live?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
At this point, the only thing we know is that you are HIV positive. The anemia may or may not be related to the HIV. The diagnosis of AIDS is based upon your CD4 count and whether you have any of the AIDS-defining illnesses. If you have an... Read more »

Anemia but HIV neg. so Far

Dear Sir, I 'm sorry to take up your valuable time, but I'd like to ask a question about anemia, hopefully you can help. Ok my story starts with unprotected sex with a boyfriend 8months ago. To make a long story short, I got sick a few...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

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

San Francisco General Hospital
Hi LoriSorry to hear that you feel so crappy. The fact that your hemoglobin level is 11 now, and was 12 a short time ago indicates that something is not right. Anemia is a symptom of red blood cell loss or destruction. There are many potential... Read more »

Anemia and Hiv

My husband was recently diagnosed hiv +, my results came back hiv-. My husbands viral load is 40.000 and his cd4 cells came back at 443. Our family doctor seems to think that the clinic have given him a false positive as he is anemic. Therefore...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The presence or absence of anemia would not affect the results of HIV-antibody tests, CD4 cell counts or HIV plasma viral load tests. Anemia does not cause false-positive HIV tests. It may be possible there was a technical or clerical error.... Read more »

anemia and HIV +

Hello, I am a spanish nursing student who searching for information about anemia in patients HIV + for my degree came across this forum. Thanks for getting me closer to AIDS and finding so much information there is still many people out there who...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are most welcome!Dr. Bob... 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 that only develops in later stages of aids ? Read more »


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 »


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 on me got healed very quickly. People told me that low red blood... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
over the last year i had some 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... Read more »