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Dear,I did a blood test and they told my that my hemoglobin is too low. Doctor suggested that I need to do a blood transfusion but I refused. My question is what other alternatives that I have in order to increase my Hemoglobin? What did you suggest...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Mary,This is an HIV information website. Are you HIV-positive? If so, write back with additional information medications, viral load, T-cell counts, etc. so that I can provide you a more complete response. HIV-positive or not, the best... Read more »

HIV+ Woman with Low Hemoglobin count

I recently had a low hemoglobin count. But it could be that I was feeling worn out that day. I've always been borderline anemic (even before I was diagnosed with HIV). I'm a vegetarian and when the count was taken it was one week after my...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

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

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloYou could have been feeling worn out that day because your hemoglobin level was low. Borderline anemia sometimes occurs in women during the menstrual period. The fact that you are vegetarian does increase the chance of becoming iron deficient,... Read more »

Low-hemoglobin vs HIV

Hi ShannonI had sex with a woman I knew from somewhere and I kept it short. I kissed her, she gave me head and I put my penis in her vagina few times (halfway inside and the vaginal fluid didnt cover my penis completely) and then returned back to...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiLow hemoglobin does not increase the chances of either getting or transmitting HIV. Also any woman who has unprotected sex with someone she doesn't know their status or they don't know their own, does not make a "dirty woman".... Read more »

Low Hemoglobin

Hello - I was recently hospitalized because of a dangerously low hemoglobin (4.0) I have been taking combivir and sustiva for about 11 weeks. My diagnosis was in mid June 2006 with an undectable CD4 count and vial load of 260,000. Two weeks ago my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There are at least three (probably more) potential reasons for you to have HIV-associated anemia:1. Parvovirus B19. In folks with severely compromised immune systems, parvovirus B19 can cause a significant and recurrent anemia. This is best... Read more »
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Low WBC Count - So Scared, please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
On 3/16 I tested negative for the HIV virus. This was approximately 8 weeks after having unprotected sex and there were other partners prior to that. However, two weeks later on April 4, I had some blood work done because I wasn't feeling well. I... Read more »

I tested positive two months ago

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I'm a 36yr GWM who tested HIV positive 2 months ago. The shock was enough to blow me away. My doctor settled me down and told me not to worry(right). He said that since I haven't had any serious illness that I must still be in the early stages. Well... Read more »

Two pos tests, one neg; low risk--what now?

Posted by plusorminus, 1 Reply
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I am in Guatemala and recently had some HIV tests done for visa purposes. First rapid test positive, second test (ELISA) positive, third test (ELISA) negative. All with same blood sample. What is probability that both positives false? I.e.... Read more »

I had hiv symptoms for the last two years and still..............

Posted by testednegative
I am submitting this post because i know that there are many ppl out there who are worried they have hiv because they have started showing some symptoms of it and are afraid to go and get checked. This is the story of my life and about the 2 years i... Read more »