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Is Anemia A Symptom Of Early HIV Infection

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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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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 disease" caused by chronic HIV infection... Read more »

Early symptoms after HIV infection

What kind of symptoms can occur short after a primary infection of HIV? I was recently diagnosed but I feel very well. I'm not on treatment yet and my CD4 count is 600. No viral load result available yet. How long can a person live without...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The range of outcomes with HIV infection without treatment is very broad (varies from person to person) anywhere from immediate life threatening problems to survival > 20 years for a small % of patients. In the pre-therapy days the average in... Read more »

Are my Symptoms a sign of early HIV infection

Hi, I recently posted a question on this site about my risk of catching HIV. My post was responded and it told me I had ZERO-Risk! However, I'm still a little worried and want to know if the symptoms I'm suffering from are HIV related. My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Heineken-up-the-Heinie Guy,Are you back again??? Exactly what part of "nonexistent risk" are you having difficulty understanding. Dude, HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. Consequently, your symptoms could not possibly be HIV... Read more »

Truvada Side Effects or Symptoms of Early Infection?

I'm on a 28 day course of Truvada for PEP after unprotected receptive anal intercourse (without ejaculation). I have had a chronic headache and increasing muscle pain. I'm on day 16. Is the muscle pain a common side effect of Truvada or,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Muscle pain and headache are common symptoms in the general population are sometimes seen in the setting of HIV seroconversion or due to Truvada so development of those symptoms are very non-specific. KH... Read more »
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Early signs of HIV infection - article in Genre

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
Genre magazine has an excellent article in the April 2006 issue on the early signs of HIV infection. Check it out. Read more »

Early signs of Hiv Infection

Posted by greatday77, 2 Replies
I have a question that im sure alot of people want to ask, If Infected with the Hiv Virus when can you expect to have early signs/Symptoms of infection Many websites Say you would have ars 2-4 weeks after infection , Other websites say 6 weeks. Also... Read more »

Early HIV symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've had weird symptoms for the last month (more intense the last two weeks).

They started with itching and then came a huge headache (constant with front and back of the head), pain in my neck, a little bit of diarrhea (gone now), a white tongue... Read more »

Ur Stories on Early HIV Symptoms.

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
Hello to all,

I would really appreciate it if some of you out there would share your stories with me about your experience with ARS (early symptoms) before you were diagnosed HIV +. What type of symptoms did you have? How long after your exposure... Read more »