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Anemia

These approaches might not work. It may not be possible to stop using all medications that cause anemia. Two additional treatments are injections of EPO and transfusions. EPO (erythropoietin) stimulates the production of red blood cells. In 1985, scientists learned how to make synthetic EPO. It is injected under the skin, usually once a week. The most common brand of EPO is Procrit. In 2011 the FDA warned that using Procrit can increase the...
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Is CMV contagious? Am I contagious to unborn children?

The "opportunistic infections" page does not have a "Ask A Question" link.I have been diagnosed and treated for Immnune System Recovery Uveitis with a secondary CMV Retinitis. My best friend is pregnant. Is my CMV contagious to...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You could indeed be contagious to an unborn child. Given your diagnosis of CMV (cytomegalovirus) infection, you are no doubt shedding CMV into your urine.Your friend could get tested to see if she's immune to CMV. This would entail getting a... Read more »

Persistant anemia

Hello,I am infectious disease doctor from Turkey. My patient is 67 years old, women, with 10 years of HIV positive, started treatment 1 years ago. She is on truvada plus kaledra. Shas has diabet, and coronary artery disease. Her current lab...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for posting from Turkey. I apologize for my late reply to your questions.It's good that your patient is on ART and has an excellent viral response.There are two general areas of responses. First, is related to trying to... Read more »

Anemia..how to get it?

Like if a person just has ONLY ANEMIA...(NO AIDS NO HIV)..can someone else contact it by kissing the person who has anemia? by having sex with the person who has anemia?Also same question about kissing and sex for Thalassemia? both the major and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Anemia, thalassemia major and thalassemia minor are not contagious and therefore not transmissible by kissing, shagging or doing the hokey pokey as you turn yourself around. And that's what it's all about!Dr. Bob... Read more »

anemia and oral sex

gay questions and besides you're the hottest! and i've heard you are an expert in both of these fields.question 1 is anemia contagious? my roomate (former lover from a million years ago) has some kind of bad anemia. maybe related to his...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Horny Dude,"Straight answers to hard gay questions?" OK, if you say so. "Expert in both fields?" Well, my credentials for being an expert in Fatigue and Anemia are posted, but how did you know about the other???Question 1No,... Read more »
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HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show: Study
Reuters Health
10.18.01

HIV may be highly transmissible before an infected person experiences its first, flu-like symptoms, and before HIV tests can detect the virus, researchers reported last week.... Read more »

ayuda , parece seguro que me contagie

Posted by marche, 5 Replies
no se si alguien me puede ayudar, tuve relaciones con una persona desconocida y tuve el problema de rotura de preservativo porque talvez lo dao la mujer con sus uas al colocarlo, nose , pero , despues de dos semanas se me inflamaron mis parotidas ,... 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 y VIH

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Es cierto que la anemia les da a los enfermos con VIH en cualquier estado de la enfermedad, asi lo dijo los doctores Steve y Santana, pero estar con anemia no significa que uno este con VIH. Tambien los retrovirales suelen provocar anemia en algunos... Read more »